Help Us Protect The Best Mom of the Natural World – Wisdom – The World’s Oldest Living Bird

Donate Today – Help us protect the best Mom of the Natural World – Wisdom – the world’s oldest living bird.

With your gift of $100 or more, you will receive a hand stamped bracelet created by artist and photographer, Kim Rogers, with Wisdom’s band number. $5 of every gift will go directly to the Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge for on-the-ground work to protect Wisdom’s home.

Fun Facts About Wisdom

  • Wisdom is estimated to be at least 67 years old.
  • Wisdom’s mate is Akeakamai.
  • Wisdom’s band number is Z333.
  • Wisdom is believed to have raised close to 35 chicks in her lifetime and she is still going. This February, Wisdom successfully hatched yet another chick.
Read more about Wisdom, her home and what the National Wildlife Refuge Association is doing to help here.  Not only is Wisdom a conservation success story thanks to the National Wildlife Refuge System, but she is a symbol of hope and resilience for America’s wildlife!

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/04/wisdom/


  1. susan says:

    I enjoy watching her …and I am very proud of her AND her chicks! I wish I could get a bracelet but 100.00 is NOT in my budget..keep the great work you are doing..and Long Live Wisdom!!!!!

  2. Miwildlife says:

    67 years, wow! Amazing.

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