Another neighbor living in a close proximity is the seagull, while not frequently in deserts, at least you could see them almost surely going to the coast. Seagulls can fly, walk or run and swim at the surface or below it. Birds that are capable of drinking sea water thanks to a system that directly eliminates salt, via the eyes. Perhaps near twelve years or a bit more living in the planet. Maximum autonomous distance flying per day? Difficult to say, but some from the genus Laridae usually cross the Atlantic without external aid.