Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

The 14 records of this species in the Pribilofs, about half from the mid-90s on, are mostly centered on mid-spring, which is the period when this species is most likely to be found. Late May and early June are the peak of vagrancy and the best time to look. All summer records are from the final 10 days of the month and likely involve either very early fall migrants or failed breeders with a penchant for wanderlust.

Photo by Greg Thomson
Photo by Stephan Lorenz