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It’s that time of year.  When Kolea – Hawai’i’s Pacific Golden-Plover – begins its return journey to Alaska.

Some incredible facts:

Golden Plover Migration:

Distance between Hawai’i and Alaska: About 3,000 miles
Nonstop flight time to Alaska 3 days, or about 72 hours over the Pacific Ocean
Nonstop flight time to Hawai’i 4 days, or about 96 hours over the Pacific Ocean
*The one-day time difference between flying north and flying south may have been due to adverse winds

Click on image for link to details about this amazing bird and its annual migration on the Kolea website!