Intermountain Bird Observatory’s Long-billed Curlew Study
by Bryce W. Robinson
I was fortunate to tag along with Jay Carlisle and the IBO crew yesterday afternoon to trap and outfit a female Long-billed Curlew- Numenius americana, with a GPS transmitter. IBO has been tracking Curlews for a little over a year now, with the focus of understanding their movements and why there has been a general population decline.
This is a great project, headed by a great institution. I encourage everyone to take a moment to learn about the effort and consider supporting the work of IBO.
The Long-billed Curlew is an exceptional bird. Let’s do our part to make sure it has a future in the changing west.
LEARN MORE, and CONTRIBUTE! Do so on IBO’s Curlew Homepage
I didn’t know their population was declining. I hope the IBO will be able to figure out the reason and take action.
That’s my hope as well Mia. They’ve already had some insightful data, and one bird that was tagged last year has returned to the study area and is breeding again.