Breeds on coastal tundra and sedge-dwarf shrub tundra of foothills from subarctic to arctic. Found breeding in wet sedge meadows with hummocks covered by dwarf shrubs and moss and gently sloping dwarf shrub and graminoid meadows (AOU 1983, Field 1993, McCaffery and Gill 2001).
AOU. 1983. Check-list of North American birds. 6th ed.American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington D. C.
Field, R. 1993. Bird-habitat associations on the coastal plain of northcentral Alaska. Unpubl. Rep., USFWS, Anchorage, AK.
McCaffery, B. J. and R. Gill. 2001. Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica). In: A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. The Birds of North America, No. 581. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C. 28 pp.