How High Can Birds Fly?


Most birds fly below 500 feet except during migration or hunting. They do this in order to conserve energy. One of the highest flights recorded for birds was a flock of whooping swans observed flying at 29,000 feet over Ireland. You can find more information here:
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"The highest-flying bird ever recorded was a Ruppell's griffon, a vulture with a wingspan of about 10 feet; on November 29, 1975, a Ruppell's griffon was sucked into a jet engine
The record is held by migrating bar-headed geese - they have been seen from a plane crossing the Himalayas, over Everest.
The Bar-headed Goose is one of the world's highest flying birds, having been seen at up to
While during migration many birds fly at an altitude of around 10,000 feet .
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