Bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica

Identification Tips:

Adult alternate

Adult basic


Similar species:

Dowitchers also have long bills and feed in a similar manner but are smaller with uniform, not pink and dark, bills. The Marbled Godwit is larger with buffy underparts. In flight, the Marbled Godwit has plain wings and a dark rump. The rare Black-tailed and commoner Hudsonian Godwits are similar and are easiest to tell apart in flight. Both Black-tailed and Hudsonian Godwits have white wing stripes.