26 Feb 2013

The godwits' migration

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 26 February 2013

Friday is March 1, and as Autumn comes, the godwits go. They'll be starting their migration from next week onwards, a seasonal exodus that sees them make their way home to Alaska to breed. They'll fly non stop, via China, clocking up tens of thousands of miles on the wing. Zoology lecturer Dr Phil Battley has spent years studying godwits and their patterns.