Godwit, a long-legged wading bird of the snipe family. Godwits are about 16 inches (40 cm) long. Most species are mottled or marbled brown above, with reddish-brown underparts. The long bills are turned slightly upward. The feet are webless. American species include the Hudsonian godwit, which migrates between the Arctic and South America, and the marbled godwit, which breeds in Canada and winters in Texas.
The Hudsonian godwit is Limosa haemastica; the marbled, L. fedoa. Both belong to the family Scolopacidae.