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Long-billed Curlew

Photo of the Week (April 12th, 2020)

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I always do a double-take when I see a Long-billed Curlew. It looks like something designed by a 4-year old with a crayon, with that long bill. I don't get to see them very often, as they're only found in the western half of South Dakota. On a recent trip to LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, I was lucky enough to run across a group of 3 of them, foraging in a grassland.

Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus

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