Just in case you missed the article about the Bar-Tailed Godwit in the NY Times Science section a few weeks ago, we’ve got you covered.
As it turns out, this delightful bird holds the record for Fall migration single-push distance exceeding 7,000-8,000 miles from the shores of Alaska to New Zealand that takes around 8-11 days!
Can you imagine if someone asked, “Hey, anyone interested in going for a 8-10 day non-stop jog?”
The correct answer is: “Excuse me!? What do you think I am? A Bar-Tailed Godwit!?
Anyway, look up the article over your next cup - you’ll learn wild theories about how they navigate and calibrate their organs to make it all work.
LiveScience also has a cool write-up about it here.
photo: National Audubon Society