Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Marbled Godwit

At least 500 Marbled Godwits greeted us upon or return to the Westport marina after our pelagic trip on 29 July 2021. Marbled Godwits breed in the prairies of the Northern Pains of the United States and southern Canada (isolated breeding populations also exist near James Bay and in Alaska). These large shorebirds winter along the coasts of North America, south to Mexico and northern Central America—a short distance compared to many other godwits and curlews. (The two white birds in this image are Heermann’s Gulls.)

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