Bar-tailed godwits (Limosa lapponica) are the most common Arctic migrant to New Zealand. In 2005 scientists reported that they make the longest non-stop flight of all birds – an amazing 11,000 kilometres from Alaska to New Zealand, in only eight or nine days.
Auckland Museum collection
Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae New Zealand status: Native Conservation status: Declining
More information the NZ Birds Online website.