Long-billed Dowitcher Images and Information:
- Long-billed Dowitchers are medium sized shorebirds with long bills, long yellow-green legs and feet, dark mottled upperparts with streaked heads and a rufous chest in breeding plumage. Their bills are slightly longer than the Short-billed Dowitchers.
- Long-billed Dowitchers are migratory.
- Their preferred habitat for breeding is along the coasts of Alaska and northwestern Canada. They prefer mudflats, salt marshes, marshes, tundra and near freshwater ponds and marshes during their nonbreeding season.
- Long-billed Dowitchers eat insect larvae, crustaceans, earthworms, plants, mosses, snails and seeds.
- They lay 4 eggs which take 20 days to hatch. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous. When the chicks hatch the female leaves and the males raises them.
- A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
- Long-billed Dowitchers can live at least 8 years.
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Title: Long-billed Dowitchers at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Beaverhead County, Montana