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Long-Billed Curlew

Numenius americanus

The Long-Billed Curlew is a very distinctive bird. With its long beak, it can forage deeper into the sand and mudflats than any of its competitors. They are the largest shorebird in North America, and while we see them often on on shorelines of lakes and oceans, they are perfectly at home foraging in agricultural fields. When the breeding season arrives, these birds head to the interior of the American western states where short or mixed grasslands suit their nesting needs.

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