Thursday, June 2, 2011


Long Billed Curlews were like mythical creatures to me when I was living in Massachusetts.
Oh, how I longed to see one.

Luckily I've been able to see Wonderful Whimbrels, as Curlews have eluded me.

Until now! 
I saw about six or seven of these near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Princeton, OR.
Curlews are even bigger than Whimbrels, and have longer bills.

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Here are some other neat shorebirds for your enjoyment:

American Avocet.  Blue Legs!

Least Sandpiper.  Tiny.  Green Legs.

Western Sandpiper.  Tiny.  Black Legs.

Black Neck Stilt.  Awesome.

Solitary Sandpiper.  Understated.  Very pretty.


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Stilt, Avocet and Curlew are the three shorebirds I was dying to see in Oregon. 
I guess I can go home now!

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