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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Farewell to the Godwits
This afternoon there was a special event held at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary in Christchurch to farewell the godwits. These North American birds fly here every September from Alaska (over 11000 kilometres away) and stay for the summer. Their departure during the month of March signals the end of summer in Christchurch.