Birds Earth, Sky & Sea

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit are one of many species of shorebird that migrate to the southern hemisphere including many sites around Australia during the northern hemisphere winter. They feed until ready to make the long journey back north in March and April Video

Shaolahven Heads, NSW; Left: November 2014; Right: March 2017

Note the difference in the plumage colour from late spring to early autumn (southern hemisphere). When getting ready to fly north, some have already taken on breeding plumage

Lake Wollumboola, Culburra, December 2016 and January 2017