Then the article says:
The first step is to track the birds as they fly. And that is exactly what scientists are now doing for the first time.I stumbled across the words "now doing for the first time." I think that the reporter didn't do enough homework (tsk, tsk, said the journalism graduate).
Anyone want to let the reporter, Shankar Vedantam, know about previous satellite-tracking projects?
Marbled Godwit courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service