A falcon was recently tracked migrating from South Africa all the way to Finland. In 42 days she flew over 10,000 km in almost straight lines, at speeds of the 230 km/day.
The bird likes to follow the shorelines like that of the Red Sea as much as possible. Near Portsaid it flies to starboard and follows the Syrian and Med shore. The same for part of the Black Sea.
Magnetoception is the ability for certain animals to orient themselves based on the earth’s magnetic field. Magnetoception as it is called is used for navigational, altitude and location purposes by animals like dogs, cats, whales, sea turtles, pigeons, bees, fruit flies, bats, and other creatures. Also humans seem to possess this ability although in a small amount.