Whimbrel Images, Facts and Information:
- Whimbrels are large shorebirds with long legs, necks and long decurved bills, they are streaky and buffy with a light stripe in their crowns.
- Whimbrels are migratory and are one of the most wide-ranging shorebirds. They breed in the Arctic of both the eastern and western hemispheres. They migrate to Australia, South America, southern Asia and Africa.
- Whimbrels are long distance fliers and can fly as far as 2,500 miles without stopping.
- Whimbrels breed in a variety of habitats including tundra, prairies, shorelines, marshes, beaches and fields. Winter habitat includes tidal flats and shorelines.
- The diet of Whimbrels includes snails, insects, slugs, worms, mollusks, shrimp and crabs.
- Whimbrels lay 2 to 5 eggs which hatch in 28 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
- Whimbrels can live up to 20 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Whimbrel photos.