The sanctuary is located north of Eureka, California approximately 1 mile off of the Pacific Coast Highway at Arcata.
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The Bar-tailed Godwit is rarely seen in the lower 48 states. This flock caught my attention resting on a narrow grassy spit. The flock would, for reasons not apparent to me, take-off circle around and land back where they start from every five to ten minutes. I was told by a biologist on site that it was common behavior for the Godwit.