Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) of the subspeceis L. l. baueri staging on tidal flats of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Godwits depart from this location on a direct fall migration to New Zealand. It is the longest non-stop migration of any bird, in some cases birds are flying over 11,000 km from Alaska to New Zealand without stopping. Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. September.
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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) of the subspeceis L. l. baueri staging on tidal flats of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Godwits depart from this location on a direct fall migration to New Zealand. It is the longest non-stop migration of any bird, in some cases birds are flying over 11,000 km from Alaska to New Zealand without stopping. Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. September.

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Keywords:
Alaska
Bar-tailed Godwit
Fall
Kuskokwim Shoals
L. l. baueri
Limosa lapponica
Tern Mountain
YK Delta
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
flight
migration
shorebird
wader