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.

Bristle thighed Curlew by Doug Gochfeld 1024x690 - Bristle-thighed Curlew
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Bristle thighed Curlew 2 by Doug Gochfeld 1 - Bristle-thighed Curlew
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Bristle thighed Curlew by Sulli Gibson 1024x683 - Bristle-thighed Curlew
Photo by Sulli Gibson
Bristle thighed Curlew by Scott Schuette 1024x793 - Bristle-thighed Curlew
Photo by Scott Schuette