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Marbled godwits in flight        Images © Mark A. Chappell

These godwits were on beaches in Pacific Grove, San Diego, the Salton Sea, and the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Orange County, all in California.   The birds with barred bellies are in breeding plumage.  
Pictures of resting marbled godwits can be found on this page.

  • Canon 10D 1D Mk. II, 1D3, or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter or 800 mm lens (2004, 2005, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016)