The Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) is a shorebird that is often confused with the Whimbrel... until you look at that long bill! ----
Like most birds their bills tell you a lot about what and how they eat. And like most birds, their diet changes seasonally in response to their location and what food is available.
During the summer on their grassland breeding grounds, Curlew scour the ground for insects. While on their non-breeding grounds Long-billed Curlew will probe the soft muddy substrate for earthworms, shrimp and crabs that burrow deep in the soil. 🌾🌿🌾🌿 •