Living Bird Magazine
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Scolopacidae
A long-billed shorebird recognizable for both its distinctive profile and sewing machine-like feeding action, the Long-billed Dowitcher is most common west of the Mississippi.More ID Info
- Agujeta Escolopácea (Spanish)
- Bécassin à long bec (French)
- Cool Facts
- 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.
- The oldest recorded Long-billed Dowitcher was at least 8 years, 4 months old when it was shot in Kansas, the same state where it had been banded.