godwit godwit

Definition(s):

  • (n) large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill

Usage(s):

  1. New Jersey's Assemblymen were puzzled by a bill introduced last month permitting use of the bow arrow in hunting brant, gallinules, coots, dowitchers, turn-stones, godwits,.
  2. You can see everything from a red-necked stint to an Asiatic golden plover to a black-tailed godwit as the migrating fowl stop over to munch at the reserve's shrimp ponds.

News

  1. Godwit Days “Mini-Festival”

    Join any of nine small-group trips selected to cover a range of the area’s best birding locations. Visit www.godwitdays.org for more information.
    on October 6, 2013     Source: The North Coast Journal

  2. My Turn: The refuge and the road

    Every spring and autumn, the bar-tailed godwit flies more than 7,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and Alaska, making no stops. It doesn't eat or drink. It doesn't complain. It doesn't always survive.
    on October 4, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

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