Tiny bird's migration route includes nonstop Atlantic crossing

It's really impressive that birds that weigh less than two loonies have the strength and endurance to fly for three straight days. I am impressed - I start to wheeze going up stairs (not that I'm proud of that fact, mind you).

(oh - and a shout out to the tracking technology - it's pretty impressive too!)

“This is the first study to provide direct evidence of the birds’ migration route - we found they flew directly over the Atlantic Ocean to reach their wintering grounds in South America,” said Ryan Norris, a professor in Guelph’s Department of Integrative Biology, who led the Canadian portion of the research.