Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa

This large brown shorebird is one of the tallest hunters along the mudflats in winter. It has a speckled back and a long pinkish bill that curves slightly upward to a dark tip. It hunts whenever the tide is low, day or night. It can find prey even in the dark with its touch- and smell-sensitive bill.

Fun Fact:
Godwits can hunt at night because their sensitive bills locate prey through touch and smell.

What’s for Lunch:
Worms, shrimps, and sand crabs

Where’s Home:
The lagoon in the winter; nests in prairie grasslands of northern U.S. and Southern Canada in spring