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The Journey of the Godwits


Leading up to Mothers Day it was my pleasure to guide a walk with a lovely group of mums, out to explore the stunning vistas Banks Peninsula has to offer, and enjoy a day out together.  Fitting in a 14km hill walk between school drop off and pickup is no mean feat!

One story was of of particular interest on this day, was the phenomenal journey of the bar-tailed godwits, so I thought I would post some more information about them.  These amazing birds migrate from Alaska each year to the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, which we pass on the way from Christchurch City on two of our Crater Rim Walks.