A non-stop flight that wasn’t delayed
The record for non-stop bird migration has been set by a Bar-tailed Godwit (you won’t see one around here). The shorebird flew from New Zealand’s North Island to Yalu Jiang, at the northern end of China’s Yellow Sea, a distance of 6,200 miles, in nine days. There was no tailwind and no stopping (the route was mostly over water anyway). The numbers are precise since the Godwit was equipped with a satellite transmitter.