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Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey
Narrated in journal entries from the point of view of a red knot—a robin-sized shore bird that migrates 20,000 miles annually, from the tip of South America to the Arctic Circle and back—this book depicts one such dramatic journey in stunningly detailed colored-pencil illustrations of the flight over the Atlantic Ocean, a landing in Delaware Bay, the northern nesting groun ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Birdsong Books
(first published January 1st 2006)
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Feb 18, 2015 Linda rated it 4 of 5 stars
I love going to the beach every summer and watching the shorebirds as they poke along the edge. This book tells of the incredible journey made by the red knot, a species of shorebird, that travels 20,000 miles each year, from the Arctic tundra for its nesting site, to the southern tip of South America, and back again. More information about this amazing bird is at the back. Nancy Willis tells an interesting story and shows most of the action in her beautiful illustrations.