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The Long Trek Of The Bar-Tailed Godwit

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The Long Trek Of The Bar-Tailed Godwit

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The Long Trek Of The Bar-Tailed Godwit

The Long Trek Of The Bar-Tailed Godwit

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The bar-tailed godwit, a shore bird, has set a new standard for bird migration. A team of scientists recently tracked a godwit as it flew from Alaska to New Zealand — a distance of almost 7,200 miles — for nine days without a rest. Biologist Robert Gill, who led the study, talks with Melissa Block.