Long-billed Dowitcher

This very obliging Long-billed Dowitcher was at Virginia Lake in St. John’s for several days in November 2021 – allowing many local birders to add it to their Newfoundland lists. Photo: Jared Clarke, November 7 2021


Limnodromus scolopaceus

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds along the arctic coasts of Alaska and Yukon in North America, as well as Siberia. Winters along the Pacific coast, throughout Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida.

Record Details: Three records for Newfoundland. (1) The first was observed at Mundy Pond, St. John’s on November 6-7, 2005. (2) The second was at Codroy Valley Provincial Park on November 4, 2016. (3) The most recent was a very obliging individual at Virginia Lake, St. John’s on November 7-17, 2021. The late date for any dowitcher was a key indicator towards all identifications.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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