photo: Greg Breese

Red Knot

Red Knots occur throughout Arctic regions of the New and Old World and have differentiated into discrete populations. Red Knots nest in sparse, rocky tundra in Canada and travel the length of two continents to spend the winter on the wind-swept tidal flats of Tierra del Fuego. The now famous knot “B95”, its flag code, has made this journey at least 21 times, traveling the distance from the earth to the moon and half-way back.

AFSI partners have been monitoring the condition of knots and their prey to ensure food resources are adequate to sustain the Red Knot’s fantastic migration.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Red Knot website