Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa

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This Marbled Godwit was discovered at Stephenville Crossing following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which dumped many locally rare species throughout Atlantic Canada in September 2019. (Photo: Alvan Buckley, September 15 2019)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: The vast majority of this species breeds on the prairies of central North America, although small, isolated populations breed along the shore of James Bay (Ontario, Quebec) and the Alaskan Peninsula. The winter range is along both coasts, south from Washington along the Pacific and south from the Carolina along the Atlantic. It is rare visitor to Atlantic Canada.

Record Details: One confirmed record for the province. An individual was present at Stephenville Crossing  from September 9-15 2019 – part of an arrival of other locally rare birds following the passage of Hurricane Dorian.  There was also one unconfirmed/undocumented report of an individual from the Codroy region on May 14, 1969.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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