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see shore birdshore bird,
common name for members of the large order Charadriiformes, which includes birds found on coasts and beaches throughout the world. Included in this group are the avocet, curlew, oyster catcher, phalarope, plover, sandpiper, snipe, and stilt.
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Guts don't fly: Small digestive organs in obese Bar-tailed Godwits.
The content is designed with a pictorial narrative which at its conclusion is supplemented by an Index and Afterword, a Godwit Migratory Map, and a list of other migrating creatures which are pictured in the scenes.
Numbers of godwit have reduced over the last 10 years and we've seen a drop from 4,000 birds to 1,500.
If they figure it out, bet on the new "cuddly" Michael O'Leary to hop on their fuel-saving routes - he can't have anybody else claiming to be a godwit.
Nicola Muir (author), Annie Hayward (illustrator); BABA DIDI AND THE GODWITS FLY; New Internationalist Publications (Children's: Picture Books) 8.
Black-tailed Godwit Picture: MIKE NESBIT Unfortunately the stronghold on the Shannon Callows in Ireland has seen similarly big losses this year due to high water levels.
The portrait of a black-tailed godwit standing one-legged on a post won 10-year-old Sophie Bramall from Stafford the under-12s category of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards.
The bird in question is the bar-tailed Godwit - one of the Australian birds which flew to Alaska without stopping to feed, flying for an astonishing 7,256 miles.
The black-tailed godwit has just 50 breeding pairs.
The black-tailed godwit has just 50 breeding pairs and has seen numbers decline by a third in the past 15 years.
In addition to fear of tremors, opponents cite a rare species of bird, the black-tailed godwit, which lives in the area.