The marbled godwit is a large shorebird. On average, it is the largest of the 4 species of godwit. Their breeding habitat is the northern prairies of western Canada-(Canadian Prairies), and the north central Great Plains, United States near marshes or ponds. They nest on the ground, usually in short grass. In autumn, they migrate in flocks to the coasts of California, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and South America.The wandering tattler is a medium-sized wading bird. In summer, they are found in far-eastern Russia, Alaska and northwestern Canada. They nest in rocky areas along mountain streams. At other times, they are found on rocky islands in the southwest Pacific and on rocky Pacific coasts from California to South America and as far as Australia.
From album: Californian Marine Reserves