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dowitcher:

see snipesnipe,
common name for a shore bird of the family Scolopacidae (sandpiper family), native to the Old and New Worlds. The common, or Wilson's snipe (Capella gallinago), also called jacksnipe, is a game bird of marshes and meadows.
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The number of dowitchers recorded by Mengel at Sharjah (up to 100) is exceptional but may conceivably reflect a former abundance (and more westerly wintering distribution) for the species.
Our finding of higher long-billed dowitcher densities at Teshekpuk than at Prudhoe Bay is consistent with other studies, which found that dowitchers are not a common breeder at Prudhoe Bay (Hohenberger et al.
alba); dowitchers were placed alone; recurvirostrids-American avocets (Recurvirostra americana), black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus); large charadriids-black-bellied plovers, killdeer (Charadrius vociferous), and ruddy turnstones (Scolopacidae, Arenaria interpres) because they occupy a niche similar to black-bellied plovers; small charadriids-piping plovers, snowy plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus), Wilson's plovers (C.
The most abundant birds were marbled godwits (Limosa fedoa, a = 2985), small peeps (2361), willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, 922), dowitchers (891), and black-bellied plovers (Pluvialis squatarola, 252).
The armies of shorebirds--greater and lesser yellowlegs, long-billed and short-billed dowitchers, willet, sandpipers, whimbrels, curlews, godwits, dunlins, snipes--have worked their way far to the north, foraging by day and traveling by night.
Birders can watch migratory species such as endangered clapper rails, dowitchers, and American avocets from the platform at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.
No attempt was made routinely to separate Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) from Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Short-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus griseus) from Long-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus), or Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) from Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus).
alexandrinus, and Pluvialis squatarola), Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Long and Short-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromous griseus and L.
Species already affected include American wigeons, northern shovelers, yellow rails, stilt sandpipers, Hudsonian godwits and short-billed dowitchers.
Agonistic behavior in short-billed dowitchers feeding on a patchy resource.
Some 200 bird species, including oystercathers, plovers, sandpipers, whimbrels and dowitchers, prefer beaches, mud flats, swamps, marshes or back bays along the North American coastline to inland areas.
Fishermen with a good sense of curiosity can encounter and enjoy many other unique shorebirds, as well, including oyster catchers, black-bellied plovers, short-billed and long-billed dowitchers, red knots, Hudsonian godwits, whimbrels, white-rumped sandpipers, phalaropes, willets and lesser yellowlegs.