Blane Klemek: The marbled godwit is common in the west, rare in the east
John J. Audubon wrote on May 31, 1832, of an outing in the Florida Keys where he saw thousands of marbled godwits on a mud bar south of Cape Sable. “Four or five guns were fired at once, and the slaughter was such that I was quite satisfied with the number obtained, both for specimens and for food.
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