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August 10, 2016 | Canadian Geographic | Published News | Alexandra Pope

A researcher holds a Canada warbler that has been fitted with a tiny geolocator to track its migratory journey. (Photo: Kevin Fraser)

Over the next few weeks, some three to five billion birds will begin their annual migration south from their nesting grounds in the boreal forest to their winter homes in southern Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and South America. 

Some will fly nonstop for days over open ocean, dodging weather systems and riding prevailing winds to conserve energy. Others will stream by the thousands over international borders under cover of darkness, stopping to rest and feed in woodlands and wetlands during...

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