Marbled Godwit Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Large, long-legged shorebird with an extremely long, slightly upturned bill. A small round head sits atop a thin neck. In flight its legs stick out beyond the tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Willet, smaller than a Long-billed Curlew.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 16.5-18.9 in (42-48 cm)
      • Weight: 10.1-16.0 oz (285-454 g)
      • Wingspan: 27.6-31.9 in (70-81 cm)