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Long-Billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceus

The Long-Billed Dowitcher and the Short-Billed Dowitcher are very difficult to distinguish in the field. Both are known for their “sewing machine” action while feeding. It is the ‘flight call’ that is used to determine which dowitcher you’ve seen, but the Short-Billed favors beaches and mud flats, whereas the Long-Billed favors grassy fresh water areas.

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