Reported in lots of places, this is from Tge Week 5 November 2022
A bar-tailed godwit has set a world record by flying at least 8,425 miles from Alaska to Tasmania, without pausing to eat, drink or sleep. The fivemonth-old bird, which had been fitted with a 5G satellite tag, set off
on 13 October, and touched down in Ansons Bay in northeast Tasmania just 11 days later. Its route had taken it over several islands in Oceania, including New Caledonia, but it did not take the opportunity to stop off to refuel. Eric Woehler, a researcher at BirdLife Tasmania, said the godwit had probably lost “half or more of its body weight” over the course of its marathon flight.