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wading bird

[′wād·iŋ ‚bərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of the long-legged, long-necked birds composing the order Ciconiiformes, including storks, herons, egrets, and ibises.
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The Wirral Wader Festival is a real community effort to showcase Wirral's wading birds and a full weekend of events will take place at Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston, visitor centre and at other coastal sites.
The birds affected include ducks - including wigeon and pintail - and wading birds, such as godwits, dunlin and knot.
Mr Waters added: "We will be fencing off large areas and putting in rare-species cattle to graze them and ensure it does not revert to woodland, so providing the best habitat for wading birds.
Today, crocodiles, sea turtles, wading birds, and many other animals in the Everglades are endangered.
The nutrient-rich soil that winds up on the banks in the making of gator holes grows a variety of native plants, and locals from turtles to fish to wading birds come to the gator hole to find nourishment.
Robot hands snap parts together at lightning speed, like wading birds snapping up minnows in a marsh.
Today the refuge provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shore-birds and song birds, and is best-known among wildlife enthusiasts as a major breeding area for the endangered piping plover.
Because of the recent rain after several dry years, Langton expects to see more wading birds, more ducks and high numbers of Canada geese.
Populations of wading birds have dropped by more than 90% since the turn of the century.
Showcasing rainforest surroundings in a theme-park style, facilities include boat trips to spot wading birds and turtles along the jungle-fringed Chagres River, and aerial tram rides through the forest canopy.
Dungeness Reserve, Kent - This unique shingle bank is rich in wild plants, migrating wading birds and breeding gulls and terns.