Wisdom (left) with her mate at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge/Battle of Midway National Memorial. Credit: Kiah Walker
Midway Gets a Welcome Dose of Wisdom
November 30, 2015
Wisdom, a Laysan albatross and the world’s oldest known banded bird in the wild, has returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. Wisdom was first banded in 1956. And because Laysan albatross do not return to breed until they are at least 5 years old, it is estimated Wisdom is at least 64 years old, but she could be older.
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial »