Common birds of Snohomish County

March 27, 2012
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Long-billed dowitcher
Habitat: Shallow ponds with muddy bottoms
Size: Length 11.5 inches; wingspan 19 inches
Fact: Dowitchers have nerve endings in their bill that help them find prey. They have a distinctive motion while foraging that looks like sewing machine. Click here to see a video.

(Fish and Wildlife Service)

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