Friday, March 5, 2010

The Sound of My Name: Godwit

Marbled Godwit

This large shorebird with a startlingly long, straight bill announces its presence with a loud, "gahd WIT." Two species of godwits can be seen in the central United States. The Hudsonian Godwit merely passes through on its migration from the southern tip of South America to Hudson Bay. The Marbled Godwit spends the summer in marshes and mudflats in the northern Great Plains.

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