07 Sep Whimbrel
|Whimbrel bill by Nathan Dubrow|
During the breeding season, Whimbrels take advantage of a wide range of
habitats including scrub land and tundra.
They prefer marshes and grasslands during migration.
Whimbrels face a many challenges, from habitat loss to environmental
contaminants. Their widespread population
is declining around the country. Whimbrels need protected areas where
they can breed and feed without being
The Whimbrel's genus name--Numenius--means "of the new moon," which
describes the Whimbrel's slender, crescent
moon of a bill.