Intentionally or not, the innovate scientists at William & Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology have been mapping out the impressive limits of Whimbrel ability. Long-time readers no doubt remember the adventures of Winnie the Whimbrel, who set a new distance record in the flight range of Whimbrels before she, in the tradition of other great aviatrixes, disappeared into legend. Just Wednesday, a madcap migrant named Chinquapin, part of the newest wave of wired Whimbrels, flew through the dangerous northeast quadrant of Hurricane Irene en route from Canada to South America.  What a tough guy! Whimbrels… is there anything they can’t do?

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Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.