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Red Knot

Red Knot

Calidris canutus

The Red Knot makes one of the longest yearly migrations, as it travels ~9,000 miles from the Artic breeding grounds to Tierra Del Fuego, South America. Walks and picks food methodically and common along sandy beaches. Red Knots concentrate in huge numbers at traditional staging grounds during migration. Delaware Bay is an important staging area during spring migration, where the knots feed on the eggs of spawning horseshoe crabs.