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.
From album: Californian Marine Reserves