How to hide a godwit - the story of Marbled Godwits in Alaska

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Marbled Godwits are common and conspicuous North American shorebirds. So how did such a charismatic species go largely undetected in Alaska until the 1980s?

Read Dan Ruthrauff's author's blog on The Auk: Ornithological Advances titled, "How to hide a godwit - the story of Marbled Godwits in Alaska".

Spreading the wing of a Marbled godwit

Bob Gill spreading the wing of a Marbled godwit on the Alaska Peninsula near Ugashik.

(Credit: Dan Ruthrauff, USGS. Public domain.)

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Tracking Data for Marbled Godwits (Limosa fedoa)

Available here are tracking data of Marbled Godwits, a large-bodied shorebird that, in Alaska, nests in the southwestern portion of the state. These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movements and seasonal use of different coastal areas in the Pacific region.