Godwit makes record-breaking long-distance flight

A seasonal resident of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has set a world record for the longest non-stop flight — in the animal kingdom. A bar-tailed godwit, a large sandpiper about the size of a pigeon, made what researchers believe is the longest documented non-stop flight in bird history.

Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceĀ 

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel