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Far Reaches  4634 | by Dr DAD (Daniel A D'Auria MD)
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Far Reaches 4634

When looking at shorebirds of the northern reaches, an upturned bill means one of about 4 birds, all of which are godwits. This bird, actually not all that common in the area in which it was found, is a Hudsonian Godwit. When breeding season ends for these birds they fly from the Arctic to the south most reaches of South America to winter. There remote locations for overwintering and breeding make them difficult to access, and therefore some of the least well known of the shorebirds. Far reaches, however, also tends to keep birds out of the crosshairs of human progress. In many cases it means a stable, unthreatened population. This Hudsonian Godwit was photographed on the tundra in Barrow, Alaska, this past June. #HudsonianGodwit

 

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Taken on June 16, 2016