Red knot migration

Red knot migrationClick the image above for high-resolution view
The red knot, Calidris canutus, is a migratory shorebird that travels long distances. This map presents the breeding areas and migratory routes of six recognized subspecies of the red knot. All breeding areas (dark purple shading) are in the high Arctic, where adult individuals spend the summer. After their long-distance migrations, they spend the rest of the year mainly in coastal areas (red dots, scaled to approximate population size).

Map illustration for Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010, an overview report for the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This assessment is an activity under the Arctic Council, and is coordinated by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) program.

The map uses the Fuller/Dymaxion projection.

ESRI ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator were used to prepare the map. The base map data was prepared from the Natural Earth database.

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