• Gull for a Godwit in Costa Rica

    10 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Godwits and curlews are shorebird royalty. The macaws of the sandpiper clan, these long-billed, long-legged, loud calling birds are large and in charge. Unlike peeps and other smallish sandpipers, identification of godwits and curlews doesn't even require the use of a scope. Better magnification is always preferred but there's no need to investigate tiny toe palmations or miniscule feathered details on these magnificant mud probers. They say their names by way of such bino-friendly field marks as bill shape, loud vocalizations, and plumage characteristics.
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