The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo50° Clear

Monday

Hi82° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi82° Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms

Tuesday Night

Lo56° Chance Showers

Wednesday

Hi75° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Showers Likely

Thursday

Hi70° Showers Likely

Thursday Night

Lo51° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi78° Mostly Sunny

Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months

Send to Kindle
Print This

LOS ANGELES — Talk about a red-eye flight. After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days.

That’s right, the birds remained airborne for more than six months, eating, drinking and sleeping on the fly, so to speak. Swiss scientists recently published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

View my options or Sign in