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First confirmed nest of Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) in roadside brush stubble

Graham H. Sorenson, Alyssa L. Hollyoake, David W. Bradley


Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) typically nests in open grass habitat, such as native grassland, hayfields, or cow pasture. In May 2019, we discovered a Long-billed Curlew nest in the dense roadside shrub stubble near Prince George, British Columbia. The shrub stubble substrate for this nest appeared to be taller and denser than adjacent hayfields, which reduced the visibility of the nest site. The eggs in this nest were the first to hatch of the 11 curlew nests we monitored in the area.


Concealment; Long-billed Curlew; nesting; Numenius americanus

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