Big Questions

These are some of the fascinating questions surrounding animal navigation:

  • How do Swallows migrate?
  • How do Homing and Racing Pigeons do it?
  • How does the Cuckoo find its way to the Sahara without any parents to guide it?
  • How does the Bar-tailed Godwit fly from Alaska to New Zealand and back each year flying a perfect great circle route?
  • How to Albatrosses navigate?
  • How do Elephant Seals make their way home from their hunting grounds in the Pacific to the correct beach?
  • How do Salmon find their way back to the rivers of their birth?
  • Do Humans have a sense of direction and do they use it?
  • How do you make a dowsing rod?