Scientific name: Limosa limosa
Status: Rare breeder, more common on passage, and birds from Iceland winter in west of region, especially Ireland.
Habitat: Breeds on wet meadows. On passage and winter found on marshes and muddy estuaries.
Description: Large wader with long legs and bill. In flight easily separated from Bar-tailed Godwit by black tail with white rump and bold white wing-bar.
Size: 38 - 44 cm (15 - 17")