1st Texas record
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) near Wheeling Bottoms Gibson County IN April 2015 Jeff Skrentny IMG_9304
My 556th ABA Area Life Bird.
Tyler Funk Black-tailed Godwit in flight IMG_0162
The location is close to the nature reserve 'Dellstedter Birkwildmoor'. Unfortunately the eponymous Birkwild (Black grouse) is extinct there since 1980.
The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.