Hudsonian godwit Limosa haemastica

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 Bar-tailed Godwits are similar. They are easiest to tell apart in flight. The black wing linings of the Hudsonian Godwit are diagnostic. The Black-tailed has a wider wing stripe while the Bar-tailed Godwit has a white rump patch extending up the back.