Bristle-thighed Curlew

Numenius tahitiensis

A migrant that occurs nearly annually (though often on only a day or two per year), this species is most likely to be encountered in the early spring with most records from May 10th-25th. There are only a handful of records into the first week of June, with a single record after the 10th of June. A very rare southbound migrant in the Pribilofs, there are few summer records and similarly few fall records with nearly all fall records from the final week of August, which coincides with the peak for many other shorebird species during that season.

Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Photo by Sulli Gibson
Photo by Scott Schuette