Migratory bird stories
Here are 10 of the best-known stories of migratory bird stories.
In this section
Arctic tern migration
Arctic terns have the longest migration of all - a round trip of up to 35,000 km (22,000 miles) each year!
Brent geese migration
Brent geese breed in the far north.
Young cuckoos must find their own way to Africa.
Dunlins arrive in the UK from Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia.
Satellite tags have told us a lot about osprey migration.
The first redwings reach the UK in October.
Many starlings come to the UK for the winter.
By early May, most swallows have started breeding.
Swifts need warm weather to provide a constant supply of flying insects, so they spend only about three months in the UK
All wheatears spend winter in tropical Africa, then head north in spring. Our race arrives in the UK during March.