Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Red Knot Superstar “B-95” Seen Again in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina!


"B-95" (in winter plumage) in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, on 13 December 2009/ © Jan van de Kam

We are thrilled to share the good news we received recently from our colleague Patricia González that the shorebird superstar “B-95,” now at least 17 years old, survived another long migration from Canada to Argentina! She and her team saw him last weekend (13 December) while they were monitoring flocks of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa) “wintering” in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – where B-95 was first banded in February 1995. To learn more about this amazing shorebird and “his” international team of researchers, just visit our October 2008 and July 2009 editions of WHSRNews!