- 16.5–18.9 in
- 10.1–16 oz
- Barge marbrée (French)
- Picopando canelo (Spanish)
- Nests of the Marbled Godwit are not easily found, as these birds do not readily flush off of their eggs. Incubating adults can sometimes be picked up from the nest.
- The Marbled Godwit was long regarded as showing no noticeable geographic variation until measurements of birds breeding in Alaska showed these populations to have shorter wings and legs than Great Plains godwits.
Breeds in marshes and flooded plains, in migration and winter also on mudflats and beaches.
- Clutch Size
- 3–5 eggs
- Condition at Hatching
- Active and covered with down.
Declined dramatically in 1800s. Current populations appear stable, but this species is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action.
- Gratto-Trevor, C. L. 2000. Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa). In The Birds of North America, No. 492 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.