American goldfinch ED ”JAKE” JACKSON
Wanna test your endurance? Try running nonstop for a week.
Can't do it? A bird's got you beat.
It's the human equivalent to the longest uninterrupted bird migration ever measured - 7,145 miles straight. No food. No water. No cigarette breaks. Just airborne nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand - a direct shot over the Pacific Ocean.
A big, noisy, cinnamon-colored bird, the bar-tailed godwit, reportedly completed the journey in nine days. Animals such as these demonstrate the wonderment and endurance . . .