The Hudsonian Godwit is known to breed in sedge meadows and muskeg near the Arctic tree line and near major river systems or coastal flats in Alaska and Canada, but many of their breeding areas are still unknown. The species winters near coastal mudflats in South America, particularly Chile and Argentina, and migrates across the central United States and Canada. The Hudsonian Godwit is a rare migrant across Montana with fewer than three observations reported in a typical year (Walker et al. 2011, MTNHP 2019).
For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.
Direct Evidence of Breeding
Indirect Evidence of Breeding
Montana is west of the main migration path.
In migration, they are found along the shores of prairie marshes.