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Leaving Mom & Dad
Parents typically fly north to WBNP with their young; however, we have documented parents separating from their young on the wintering grounds in Aransas, or along the migration route as they return to Canada. Even if early separation occurs, because the parents showed their young the migration route the previous fall, the juveniles are able to find their way back to the summer breeding grounds. —Lea Craig-Moore, Canadian Wildlife Service

Courtesy of Klaus Nigge

A family in flight

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