Search This Blog

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Shore birds

Here is one of my favorite shore birds. Please tell me its name.

Aqui esta' un ave del mar que me gusta mucho. Por favor digame como se llama.


Anonymous said...

It looks like a sandpiper to me. According to my Larousse, the Spanish name is "aguzanieves."

Anonymous said...

I think it's either a Long Billed Curlew
or possibly a Marbled Godwit

lynn deweese-parkinson said...

Yu can't tel size well from the photos but all the sandpipers I know are smaller than these. We also have long billed curlew on the beach but these don't have the curved bill.

I do believe it is a godwit (what a wonderful name). The map says this beach(Playas de Tijuana) is a winter range for it and we only see them in winter. However, the coloration is a bit different than the photo at Cornell.