How high can birds fly?

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Does it seem like birds can fly pretty high up in the air? Here are the facts on just how high they can go:

On a day-to-day basis, most birds usually fly below 500 feet. Have you ever been in a tall skyscraper? Five hundred feet is about the height of the average 50-story building.

During migration, however, many birds choose to fly much higher than on a normal day, at anywhere between 5,000 and 30,000 feet. Most passenger airplanes fly at about 30,000 feet, so a migrating bird could be all the way as high up as that!

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