Science Express: The Flight of the Godwit 

Thursday 1 November,  6.30pm-8pm
Espresso level, Level 4
Free entry

Every spring, bar-tailed godwits make the 11,000-kilometre journey from Alaska to New Zealand. Phil Battley talks birds and migration in this month’s Science Express.

Science Express @ Te Papa

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Phil Battley

Dr Phil Battley is a lecturer in zoology in the Ecology Group at Massey University. Most of his work has been on knots and bar-tailed godwits. His main interests are how birds manage to migrate vast distances and the consequences of individual variation in migratory behaviour.


Phil is involved in the Ornithological Society of New Zealand and is the principal investigator in their wader movements project.