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Marbled Godwit     Limosa fedoa

The Marbled Godwit breeds in the northern Great Plains from Alberta and southwest Ontario south to Montana and South Dakota.  Small isolated populations breed along the coast of southwest James Bay in Canada and on the Alaskan peninsula.  These birds winter along the Pacific coast from south Washington to Costa Rica and in smaller numbers along the Gulf coast and the Atlantic coastline from New Jersey to the Yucatan Peninsula.

In Florida, the Marbled Godwit is a rare to fairly common migrant along the coasts.  These migrants usually arrive between September-November and depart in the March-April time frame.  Many just pass through Florida, continuing their journey farther south in the winter and north in the spring. This bird does not breed in Florida.