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Children's LiteratureThe author tells the life cycle story of an amazing little bird who travels 20,000 miles each year when it flies rountrip from its winter home in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to the Canadian Arctic. Along the way, the bird must find enough food to keep alive, find a mate, and lay the eggs that will create the next generation. An essential stop in the United States is on the coast of Delaware, where the birds feed after a 4,000 mile non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The population of the Calidris Canutus, or Red Knot, has declined from 200,000 to below 40,000 in the last twenty-five years. The wonders of nature are so incredible that readers will be in awe of what this small bird does each year. The timing involved in reaching a prime feeding ground at the same time as the horseshoe crabs arrive to breed, is extraordinary. The book contains a glossary, a timeline, and other detailed information on banding and the conservation work being done to protect this endangered species. 2006, Birdsong Books, and Ages 6 to adult.