I just communicated with Steve Mirick about the status of black-tailed
godwit (blackwit, in the abbreviation used by UK birders!) in New
England. We think that there are 3 or 4 records for Mass and 1 for Conn.
So this might be the 5th or 6th for New England.
Hector Galbraith PhD
Galbraith Environmental Sciences LLC
837 Camp Arden Rd., Dummerston, VT05301
802 258 4836 (phone)