Migrants – Whimbrel

We always look forward to seeing this migrant as it stops for a rest on its way south. They don’t appear in the same numbers as other migrants like Yellowlegs so it is a treat to spot one. There are four subspecies and only one lives in North America. Like many of our migrants, they breed in the far north along the Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay. They visit us on their way to the coasts of the southern US, Mexico and Central America. They use that down-curved beak to probe the mud for delicacies.

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