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10 remarkable Arctic birds

By: Roni Robbins on Dec. 20, 2012, 4:27 p.m.
brant in grass

Photo: Christopher L. Wood/Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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This Arctic-nesting goose can be seen along the Pacific coast as far south as Baja California in the winter. In the summer, they can be found in their main breeding grounds from the low Arctic to the high Arctic.

Brant often mate for life and the parents accompany their hatchlings during the young birds’ first migrations, according to Birds of North America Online.