dowitcher


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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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rear Blue Heron 5 15 12 Cattle Egret 0 4 0 White-faced Ibis 11 0 0 American (nor 92 28 88 Sandhill Crane 0 4249 4132 Killdeer 4 0 0 Semipalmatcd Plover 0 5 3 Black-necked Stilt 10 2 0 American Avocet 460 459 372 Solitary Sandpiper 0 4 0 Spotted Sandpiper 0 0 0 Long-billed Curlew 671 1805 829 Generic sandpiper 2916 703 660 Long-billed Dowitcher 0 3 22 Wilson's Phalarope 0 0 0 Laughing Gull 2 2 0 Ring-billed Gull 182 188 228 Herring Gull 0 0 0 Unidentified Gull 0 0 0 Caspian Tern 0 4 0 Total 8492 21.
Species could be categorized into one of four groups on the basis of similar patterns of density (Table 4): 1) a coastal group that had higher densities on the OCP and included the ruddy turnstone, dunlin, pectoral sandpiper, and red phalarope; 2) a widespread group that had approximately equal densities on the OCP and ICP and included the black-bellied plover, semipalmated sandpiper, longbilled dowitcher, and red-necked phalarope; 3) an inland group that had higher densities on the ICP and included the American golden-plover and stilt sandpiper; and 4) a group of species encountered in low numbers that could not be compared between regions, and which have high uncertainty associated with their estimates (bar-tailed godwit, Baird's sandpiper, and buff-breasted sandpiper).
Reports of vagrancy by Asian Dowitcher to the UAE in Hollom et al.
And they turned out in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of a rare North American short-billed dowitcher blown across the Atlantic to take up a temporary home .
Nonbreeding Breeding Species 2007 2008 2007 2008 American 0 < 1 0 0 golden-plover Long-billed 0 0 2 1 dowitcher Dunlin 1 0 4 < 1 Pectoral 0 0 2 1 sandpiper Semipalmated 0 0 0 < 1 sandpiper Red phalarope 1 < 1 17 11 Red-necked 0 < 1 0 < 1 phalarope Total 2 1 26 13 identified shorebirds Unidentified 3 1 13 8 shorebird Other bird 23 15 11 9 Unidentified 6 10 9 19 bird
A LONG-BILLED dowitcher, from America, was found at Burton Marsh, Wirral last weekend and was next seen at Inner Marsh Farm RSPB, Wirral.
Also, two hours after lowest tide, marbled godwits, semipalmated sandpipers, curlews, and whimbrels rested on the shore, whereas the smaller peeps and dowitcher continued to feed.
pusillo (Linnaeus), I O semipalmated sandpiper Catoptrophorus semipalmatus I R (Gmelin), willet Gallinago delicata (Ord), I O Wilson's snipe Limnodromus griseus (Gmelin), I O short-billed dowitcher L.
A ROSE-coloured starling from Russia is enjoying winter in Bristol and a long-billed dowitcher from America appears to be settling down very nicely in Merseyside.
7 A rare North American shortbilled dowitcher had bird-watchers flocking to an Scots village.
Hundreds of cars lined the shore at Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, yesterday as twitchers flocked to see the rare North American shortbilled dowitcher.