A Reason for Hope: Wisdom, World’s Oldest Known, Banded Bird, Returns to Midway Atoll

Wisdom, the world’s oldest known, banded wild bird incubates her newest egg. Credit: Jon Brack/Friends of Midway Atoll NWR
Wisdom at rest — every albatross parent needs a break. Credit: Jon Brack/Friends of Midway Atoll NWR
Mōlī (left), kaʻupu (center) and makalena (right), face into the wind on Midway Atoll — these three represent all the albatross species that range exclusively in the North Pacific. Credit: Daniel Clark/USFWS
Wisdom with her egg in November. Credit: Jon Brack/Friends of Midway Atoll NWR

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