13 Sep 2013

Godwits return to Christchurch

11:53 am on 13 September 2013

Bar-tailed Godwits have begun arriving in Christchurch.

Hundreds of Godwits return about this time every year after a journey of 11,000km.

They have flown from Alaska to escape the winter and feed at the Avon-Heathcote estuary.

The Godwits will double in weight before making their return journey to Alaska early next year.