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Long-billed Curlew - curlew-wings-ext001 now higher res version with catchlight added to eye

Long-billed Curlew, Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA

With catchlight added to eye.

Long-billed Curlew with wings extended on wet sand very popular photo - now this is the exact same an another (see below).


NOTE LICENSE CHANGE: Effective 08 Sept. 2011, © All Rights Reserved, due to image being adopted by Getty Images. Please contact Getty Images to use this photo.

© 2004 Michael L. Baird


There is a higher-resolution version of this image in my photostream of this exact same image (this is a cropped version for some unknown reason).

10 Dec 2009 I replaced this 850x1024 version with the higher-resolution 1701x2048 version


Cornell Lab of Ornithology I'm thrilled you choose to place my Long-billed Curlew during the week of Dec 10-17, 2009 on your home page under Birdsharing !. Thanks for the comment letting me know!


This photo is used under the Creative Commons License on a Wikipedia page on the long-billed curlew and in a gallery of photos of the species: see and


05 June 2008 Creative Commons usage note: Hi Mike, My name is Kenneth Jonsson. I want to thank you so much and inform you about a music video I have made. Two of your (fantastic) images are in it. The Willet pic mainly and the Egret pic as a shadow. Youtube clip here and better resolution clip for download here

Once again, Thanks. It's such a pleasure to work with this truly amazing material. best regards. Kenneth .


20 June 2009 Creative Commons use note (approved): Tony Howard ( Tony.Howard [at} d o t au ) said "We are putting together an interpretation sign at out bird hide in Cape Range National Park in Western Australia and we are chasing an image of a Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis like attached.

Cape Range is a very popular park amongst a shortly to be listed World Heritage area. We have a lot o f visitors come thru our park and we like to educate people on all things conservation."


26 June 2010 Creative Commons use: Catherine Shipman, cabriana [at} gmail d o t com, San Francisco Recreation & Parks , Volunteer Programs, Natural Areas and Volunteer Programs, thanks for sending the "India Basin Shoreline Park San Francisco" brochure containing my Curlew photo . You have done a wonderful job with this product and I'm proud to be a small part of it. You were very thoughtful to mail me a physical copy. Thank You. Best success in your next project.


Used in Wikipedia at


© 2004 Michael L. Baird

Effective 29 May 2012 Note change in Creative Commons licensing from Attribution to "All Rights Reserved" due to Getty Images licensing agreement.

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Taken on November 10, 2004