This Blog is dedicated to Brent Goose - the smallest and northernmost breeding goose in the World, and the one that also undertakes some of the longest non-stop journeys of any goose species in the World. It was launched with our Brenttags project in May 2011 - funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. Blog revived with the successful addition of 9 satellite tagged birds in May 2012. All pictures can be seen in a higher resolution by clicking on them.
2 Jun 2011
31 May: Steve beats them all!
31 May at 12:00 Steve landed in southwestern Svalbard. Having departed in the morning of 30 May at 6:00 he finished a non-stop journey of approx. 2,400 km in 30 hours. The GPS data we down-loaded indicate a non-stop flight - with an average groundspeed of c. 80 km/h, and occasional speeds of up to 127 km/h. The latter obviously must be with a good taild-wind, because we normally believe their own flight speed is around 60-70 km/hour.