- 11.4 in
- 3.2–4.6 oz
- Bécassin à long bec (French)
- Costurero pico largo (Spanish)
- Most Siberian breeding Long-billed Dowitchers likely migrate to the Americas during the winter.
- Although both sexes share incubation of the eggs, only the male takes care of the young once they hatch.
Aquatic invertebrates and insects.
- Egg Description
- Light olive-greenish or bluish with brown spotting, denser at the large end.
- Condition at Hatching
- Downy chicks able to walk immediately, leave nest when all are hatched. Not fed by parents.
A deep depression in grass or moss, lined with grasses and small leaves. Often damp at bottom.
Probes deeply into soft substances to the depth of the bill, sometimes submerging the head. Short jabbing and probing in distinctive "sewing machine" motion.
Populations seem to be stable or increasing.
- Takekawa, J. Y., and N. Warnock. 2000. Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus). In The Birds of North America, No. 493 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.