Long-Billed Curlews Like to Eat Crabs
April 25, 2012 Leave a comment
The long-billed curlew is the largest shorebird in North America. These sandpipers nest in grasslands of the west in spring, and spend the rest of the year along the coast or water. The curlew’s extra-long down-curved bill is perfectly suited to catching crabs in their mud burrows. Our picture of a curlew with a crab in its bill is on a wildlife interpretive sign at San Pablo Park along San Francisco Bay.