Limnodromus scolopaceus | long-billed dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher_Alex Wang

Regular Migrant

The name ‘dowitcher’ originates from the Iroquois language, as they are native to North America. Long-billed dowitchers are mottled brown, and as their name suggests, have notably long beaks. These visitors to Hawaiʻi can be seen foraging in wetlands by using a sewing matching like movement, sometimes with their heads submerged in shallow water. Sensors on their bills allow them to detect prey.

Hotspots for long-billed dowitcher

Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Coastal Wetland

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
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Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary

Coastal Wetland

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