Shedding Tears For Shorebirds

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If you can identify this bird for what it is, you will earn the respect of your elders and bring much honor to your family. Photographed at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, ND. Upland Sandpipers are one of the coolest and most awkward-looking of our continent’s birds. See, it’s not so scary! Photographed at Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, MT. Birders are a timid bunch. They are scared of all sorts of things.

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Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

10,000 Birds

But, as with many avian families, the more you look, the more complicated it gets. And, it is a guide based on scholarship as well as field work (author Reeber has monitored the birds of the Lac of Grand-Lieu, France, for the National Society for Nature Protection (SNPN) since 1994).