The Red Knot breeds in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. It has one of the longest migration routes of any bird species - annually traveling 9000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America. Think about that! The southern coast of Lake Erie is not the Arctic no matter how much we might think so at certain times of the year, so finding this bird there in its breeding plumage was pretty lucky. It beats going to the North Pole to find one.