One type of godwit is the bar-tailed and they say it's a very special bird, the only one known to fly more than 7000 miles non-stop! Although it can sleep by shutting down one side of its brain at a time. Very handy!
When it summers in Alaska, it eats enough to double its weight and then awaits a good storm system to give it a boost for the the long journey over the Pacific to New Zealand. Even cyclones are welcome!
Now I know that the name comes from Old English with god meaning good and wit meaning creature. A good creature!