Marbled Godwit

(Limosa fedoa)

Conservation Status
Marbled Godwit
Photo by Dan W. Andree
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

S3B - Vulnerable Breeding

     
  Minnesota

Special Concern

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

16 to 20 in length

30 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Marshes, mudflats, lake shores

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Mid-April to mid-May and late June to late August

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant, local breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and allies)  
 

Family

Scolopacidae (sandpipers and allies)  
 

Genus

Limosa (godwits)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Alaska Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa beringiae)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

 
       
 

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Dan W. Andree

 
 

Nap Time...

A Marbled Godwit taking a nap. It opened its eyes and on one leg shifting its body slightly left then right in short jerky motions just looking around checking for safety. It just left its head in the same position. Never seen one do that before. It didn’t pay much attention to me.

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Marbled Godwit...Pavia Unit...

 
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Coming in for a landing rural Norman Co. Mn.

 
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Marbled Godwit...

Near the Sandpiper Prairie SNA, Minnesota.

 
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Other Videos
 
  Marbled Godwit
SmithsonianMBC
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 6, 2008

Marbled godwit by George Jameson.

 
  Marbled Godwit Feeding
Scott Carpenter
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

March 24, 2009, Monterey County, California, USA A Whimbrel makes a brief appearance

 
  Calls of the Marbled Godwit
Wandering Sole TV
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 24, 2012

A marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) calling out while walking around on a dirt road near Chaplin Lake, Saskatchewan.

 
  Marbled Godwit
MacaulayLibrary
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 12, 2011

Timothy Barksdale, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

ML Video 20110

http://macaulaylibrary.org/video/20110

 
  Marbled Godwit (Scolopacidae: Limosa fedoa) Wading
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 23, 2010

Migrant Marbled Godwits have arrived at the Kelly's Slough NWR, North Dakota (23 April 2010).

 
       

 

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  Dan W. Andree
4/28/2021

Location: Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Pavia Unit

A Marbled Godwit taking a nap. It opened its eyes and on one leg shifting its body slightly left then right in short jerky motions just looking around checking for safety. It just left its head in the same position. Never seen one do that before. It didn’t pay much attention to me.

Marbled Godwit

 
  Dan W. Andree
4/24/2021

Location: Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Pavia Unit

Marbled Godwit

 
  Dan W. Andree
5/17/2018

Location: rural Norman Co. Mn.

Coming in for a landing rural Norman Co. Mn.

Marbled Godwit

 
  Dan W. Andree
5/9/2018

Location: Near the Sandpiper Prairie SNA, Minnesota.

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