Can’t fly because of the pandemic? It hasn’t seemed to stop migrating birds, pretty much anywhere. In fact, a Mongolian cuckoo by the name of Onon who was tagged with a GPS last summer, completed a 10,000 mile journey from South Africa to Mongolia in 2 weeks. Given it was believed that cuckoos in Asia migrated to south Asia, this information was not just surprising, it is a new discovery to science. Their trek takes them nonstop across an ocean, in a flight path that overall is diagonal in a north east direction.
Want to learn more about this extraordinary migration? Check out this BBC story and The Mongolian Cuckoo Project.