Scientific Name:

Limosa lapponica


Bar-tailed Godwit


Bar-tailed Godwit Fact File

Distribution: Northern Europe and Alaska

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Subspecies: Four

L. l. lapponica: Northern Europe

L. l. taymyrensis: North-central Siberia

L. l. anadyrensis: Anadyr Lowlands

L. l. menzbieri: North-eastern Siberia

L. l. baueri: North-eastern Siberia to northern and western Alaska

L. l. yamalensis: Northern West-Siberian Plain

Further Reading: 

Meet the Godwits – Rick and Elis Simpson

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Barry Madden