The world's distance record-holder - a Pole-to-Pole migrant!
Our Expert Says… Arctic Tern chicks are very precocious. Within just a couple of days of hatching, they are already able to move about and often leave the nest for a wander! This can make the adults concerned and more likely to attack any nearby visitors."
The Arctic tern is remarkable for its migration. It breeds in the Arctic summer, then flies to the Antarctic for the southern summer. Its reward for this 12,000 miles-plus journey is that the Arctic tern enjoys two per year summers, and is said to experience more daylight than any other creature on the planet!
Pictures of Arctic Tern
Our trips to spot the Arctic Tern