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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This just in- E7 takes the long-distance flight prize!

Check out this BBC article about E7, a female Bar-tailed Godwit that completed a week-long, food & water-free 11,500km non-stop flight from Alaska to New Zealand. Satellite telemetry confirmed the impressive feat. Way to go, E7! I wonder how much body mass these birds burn off? Tell you what, E7- why don't you take a few days off to grab a bite to eat.

p.s. I'll extend the invitation to any Bar-tailed Godwit to make the shorter, easier flight to Colorado whenever they'd like!

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