Extreme endurance flights by landbirds crossing the Pacific Ocean: ecological corridor rather than barrier?

Abstract

Mountain ranges, deserts, ice fields and oceans generally act as barriers to the movement of land-dependent animals, often profoundly shaping migration routes. We used satellite telemetry to track the southward flights of bar-tailed godwits (Limosa lapponica baueri), shorebirds whose breeding and non-breeding areas are separated by the vast central Pacific… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1142

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@article{Gill2009ExtremeEF, title={Extreme endurance flights by landbirds crossing the Pacific Ocean: ecological corridor rather than barrier?}, author={Robert E. Gill and T. Lee Tibbitts and David C. Douglas and Colleen M. Handel and Daniel M. Mulcahy and Jon C. Gottschalck and Nils Warnock and Brian J. Mccaffery and Philip F. Battley and Theunis Piersma}, journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences}, year={2009}, volume={276}, pages={447 - 457} }