Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

A rare vagrant to Europe from North America, though one of the most regular transatlantic visitors.

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juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher with Dunlin, Drift Reservoir (Cornwall, UK), 2nd October 2005

 

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Long-billed Dowitchers, Golden (British Columbia, Canada), 16th September 2006 - the top two photos are one adult, the rest are juveniles

 

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Long-billed Dowitchers, Marina del Rey, Los Angeles (California, USA), 18th April 2005 - I have a slight doubt about the bird bottom left in view of the spot-shaped markings on the breast sides, however some other features suggest Long-billed not Short-billed. No Short-billed Dowitchers were identified in the field at this location and none were heard when the birds were calling.

 

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juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher, Davidstow Airfield (Cornwall, UK), 7th October 2011

 

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Long-billed Dowitchers, SE Salton Sea (California, USA), 23rd April 2005

 

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Long-billed Dowitcher, Lake Edna (Florida, USA), 23rd April 2013 - I'm not quite 100% sure about this ID but most features seem to point this way - please let me know if you agree or disagree!

 

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Long-billed Dowitcher, Famosa Slough, San Diego (California, USA), 19th April 2005