Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 2, 2020

High-altitude shorebird migration

The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reports on a study op High-altitude shorebird migration in the absence of topographical barriers: avoiding high air temperatures and searching for profitable winds | in theProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

We found that godwits flew at altitudes above 5000 m during 21% of all migratory flights, and reached maximum flight altitudes of nearly 6000 m.

Read about the study at : High-altitude shorebird migration in the absence of topographical barriers: avoiding high air temperatures and searching for profitable winds | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences


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