Sunday, September 03, 2006

From The Nome Nugget, August 31, 2006:

A Nome hunter, Johnny Johnson, reported finding a band on the leg of an eastern bar-tailed godwit shot 26 miles east of Nome in early June. The bird was banded at Jordans, SE Kaipara in New Zealand over 13 years ago.
According to Peter Bente of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the bar-tailed godwit winters in the South Pacific. This particular bird traveled over 10,000 miles to nest in the Nome area. Johnson reported that it tasted good.

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