Photo credit: Jimmy Jackson

-Numenius phaeopus-

Longer-bodied and shorter-billed than similar long-billed curlew. Boldly striped crown and dark eye line also distinguishes from long-billed curlew. Coastal species preferring beaches, bay shores and marshes. Feeds by probing soft mud and sand for small invertebrates and by picking small crabs and similar prey off the surface. Present in Texas during migration stopovers – April and May, then again in September and October. Nests in the Far North.

Length: 17.5 inches
Wingspan: 32 inches
Weight: 14 ounces