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The Top 10 Birds With the Longest Aerial Migration

By Russell Deasley @Worlds_Top_10

While most birds are quite happy to lay their eggs and breed in the same place, year after year, there are some other birds who like to migrate over long distances. Not only are these distances incredible, but it’s also the small size of some of the birds that are doing it!   The Top 10 Birds With the Longest Aerial Migration   10 – Surfbird – Maximum Migration Distance: 7,200 Miles (11,587 KM) The Surfbird is a small stocky wader in the family Scolopacidae. It was once considered to be allied to the turnstones, and placed in the monotypic genus Aphriza, but is now placed in the genus Calidris. 9 – Southern Polar Skua – Maximum Migration Distance: 8,000


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