Birds: blowin’ by the wind?

  title={Birds: blowin’ by the wind?},
  author={Felix Liechti},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
Migration is a task that implies a route, a goal and a period of time. To achieve this task, it requires orientation abilities to find the goal and energy to cover the distance. Completing such a journey by flying through a moving airspace makes this relatively simple task rather complex. On the one hand birds have to avoid wind drift or have to compensate for displacements to reach the expected goal. On the other hand flight costs make up a large proportion of energy expenditure during… CONTINUE READING
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