Large, buffy shorebird with exceptionally long, upturned, bicolored bill. Overall warm coloration, especially bright on the wings in flight, helps separate from other godwits. Similar in color to Long-billed Curlew, but obviously different bill shape and darker legs. Breeds in wet prairies. During migration and winter, found in a variety of shallow wetlands, especially mudflats, beaches, and estuaries. Often in flocks with other large shorebirds like Willet and Whimbrel.