World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird Returns to Midway Atoll In Time for Thanksgiving

Honolulu, Hawaii — Wisdom, a Laysan albatross and the world's oldest known, banded wild bird has returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. Wisdom is at least 69 years old and has hatched more than 35 chicks over the course of her life!  Wisdom was first sighted at her nest site on November 22, 2019.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Last updated on 12 December 2019

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Media Watch
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Birds