14 Mar 2015

Birds: the bar-tailed godwit

From This Way Up, 1:35 pm on 14 March 2015

Copyright: 123RF

Simon heads out with Hugh Robertson to an estuary on the trail of the bar-tailed godwit, or kuaka, whose migration is the longest known non-stop flight of any bird.

Bar-tailed flight migration

Godwit migration
Using satellite tracking, birds in New Zealand were tagged and tracked all the way to the Yellow Sea in China.