Did you know that the Bar Tailed Godwit flies the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back in its lifetime?

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Bar Tailed Godwit Preens on a beach in Australia (photo: Dan Weller http://www.abc.net.au)

Every year, millions of birds make a monumental journey between their breeding grounds in arctic tundra and their wintering grounds in Australasia.

Some birds migrate 11,000km straight over the seas without stopping, through the nights, days, storms and lulls – they are truly a wonder of the natural world.

Flying for your Life

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/flying-for-your-life-1/7461802

ABC Radio National, “Off Track” is airing a fascinating four part series called Flying for your Life about the lives of these fascinating (and endangered) shore birds.

To learn more, have a look at the webpage and have a listen here…

Flying for your life : Radio National