- 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.
- The oldest known Marbled Godwit was at least 13 years, 4 months old when it was found in California, the same state where it had been banded.
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.
Overall, after dramatic declines in the 1800s, Marbled Godwit populations were stable between 1966 and 2014, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. However, the species has significantly increased in some areas, and declined in others, with Canada populations experiencing the greatest declines. A 2012 study estimates a total North American breeding population of 174,000. Marbled Godwit 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.
- Andres, B.A., P.A. Smith, R.I.G. Morrison, C.L. Gratto-Trevor, S.C. Brown, and C.A. Friis. 2012. Population estimates of North American Shorebirds, 2012. Wader Study Group Bulletin 119:178–194. Available from the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan website.
- North American Bird Conservation Initiative, U.S. Committee. 2014. State of the Birds 2014 Report. U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, DC.
- USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 2015. Longevity records of North American Birds.
- USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 2014. North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966–2014 Analysis.