The most epic of the animal kingdom — the Arctic Tern

The data mapped above shows just how epic these little birds are. Follow them from the North Atlantic Ocean to Antarctica and back... all over the course of one year!

Arctic Terns aren't exclusive to Maine. In fact, they migrate from many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. 

Migrationpattern

This mapping app combines the Orbitist platform with CartoDB.

The arctic tern Data was graciously provided by Michael Langlois of the Fish and Wildlife Service.