Range. - North America, east of the Rocky Mountains, breeding in the Arctic regions and wintering south of the United States.
This species is apparently not as common or is more locally distributed during migrations than is the Marbled Godwit. They are more abundant in their breeding grounds and are occasionally seen in large flocks. They are smaller than the Marbled Godwit (length 18 inches) and are deep reddish brown below. They lay four eggs on the ground, in marshes or near ponds or streams, lining the hollow with weeds and dried leaves. The eggs have a dark brownish buff ground color and are blotched with brownish black. Size 2.20 x 1.40. Data. - Mackenzie River, Arctic America. Four eggs laid in a hollow in the ground. Collector, J. O. Stringer.
Pacific Godwit. Hudsonian Godwit.