Birds that Hibernate in Lakes?!

Birds that Hibernate in Lakes?!

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Herein we explain that birds do not hibernate in lakes, do not migrate to the moon, but DO go on very unique journeys, which we humans have learned about in a variety of ingenious manners.

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Preuss, N.O. 2001. Hans Christian Cornelius Mortensen: aspects of his life and of the history of bird ringing . Ardea 89(special issue) : 1-6 .

First banded bird recovery in Africa:

Discoveries with satellite telemetry:
–bar-tailed Godwits fly non-stop over the Pacific, from Alaska to New Zealand, a 7000 mile journey at an average speed of over 35 miles per hour, in about 8 days

Eagle migration tracking:

Arctic tern, longest migration:

Ancient Migration theory:

Bar-tailed godwits:

Bird Migration: A General Survey By Peter Berthold

Bald Eagle tracking:
citation to original paper:

Bar-tailed Godwit
Photo by: Andreas Trepte

Birds Hibernating

Artic Tern
Photo by: Malene Thyssen

Photo by: Lyndon Kearsley & Theo Geuens

Photo by: Cary Bass

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