Definition of shorebird
: any of a suborder (Charadrii) of birds (such as a plover or sandpiper) that frequent the seashore
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The researchers used western sandpipers, one of 93 shorebird species that saw their numbers decline after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The flooding, combined with sea level rise, habitat loss, saltwater intrusion and subsidence, leaves shorebirds with a bleak future.
King Cove is on the Alaska Peninsula between the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, separated from Cold Bay by the Izembek refuge, a key gathering point for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.
Half a million wintering and migratory shorebirds, and millions more ducks and geese, stop for days, weeks, months to eat and rest on the Pacific Flyway, one of four continental migration routes.
The New Jersey State Park Service has issued an advisory to accommodate the piping plover, a small shorebird that is listed as endangered by the state.
Del Valle, 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore. Paddling With the Birds: Paddle around the lake in a kayak in search of shorebirds and other feathered friends.
Take for example the red knot, a shorebird that migrates from the tropics to the Arctic each spring to breed and feed on insects.
A black shorebird darted fast over the water, which glowed brilliant blue in the morning sun.
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: a bird (as a plover or sandpiper) that frequents the seashore
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