December 1989 – vol. 82, issue 12, pp 601–602 The group of birds in the photograph are, of course, godwits Limosa. Their general proportions, together with their long, ever-so-slightly upturned, gently tapering bills, distinguish them from other superficially similar waders such as snipes Gallinago and dowitchers Limnodromus. The latter two groups both share long, straight, blunt-tipped bills. Additionally, the snipes all have characteri... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.