Topic: Godwits at Te Arai

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Te Arai stream and its adjacency to the Mangawhai Wildlife Refuge makes it an important site for Godwits who travel from Alaska each year.

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From Wikipedia:

The Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World.[2] It makes the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal, 11,680 kilometres (7,258 mi) along a route from Alaska toNew Zealand.[3]

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