Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
Migratory Birds
Mountain-Prairie Region
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Long-billed Curlew

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Long-billed Curlew Credit: Bob Gress / USFWS.

Long-billed Curlew Status Assessment and Conservation Plan published!

FWS has published, both on the web and in paper format, the following publication:
Fellows, S. D., and S. L. Jones. 2009. Status assessment and conservation action plan for the Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus). (3 MB PDF)
U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service,
Biological Technical Publication, FWS/BTP-R6012-2009, Washington, D.C.

Long-billed Curlew Action Plan

Long-billed Curlew Rangewide Survey: December 2003

Alberta Monitoring Study

Survey Area and Timing Map  2005 - 1.5 megabyte PDF file - use Acrobat zoom tool to enlarge


Recent Publications

Saafeld, S. T., W. C. Conway, D. A. Haukos, M. Rice, S. L. Jones, and S. D. Fellows. 2010. Multiscale habitat selection by Long-billed Curlews (Numenius americanus ) breeding in the United States. Waterbirds 33:148-161.

Jones, S. L., C. S. Nations, S. D. Fellows, and L. L. McDonald. 2008. Breeding abundance and distribution of Long Billed Curlews (Numenius americanus) in North America. Waterbirds 31:1-14

Stanley, T.R., and S.K. Skagen. 2007. Estimating the breeding population of Long-Billed Curlew in the United States. J. Wildl. Management 71:2556-2564.


Priority Species

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Important Information

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Last modified: January 17, 2017
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