Tiny Bird Makes Epic 1,700 Mile Trip Over Atlantic

April 1, 2015 5:06 PM

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For several decades, a tiny, forest songbird has divided the ornithology community.

Some argued the blackpoll warbler made its way from New England and eastern Canada to South America via an amazing journey over the Atlantic Ocean. Others contended the trip was less dramatic, suggesting the birds stopped over in the Caribbean on the way to South America.

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