Made a Rare Pea Island Refuge Appearance

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

You won’t find the Curlew Sandpiper listed in most concise regional U.S. birding guides. Well-known in Europe & Asia, this shorebird makes occasional appearances along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, as it did in August on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a medium-sized sandpiper getting its name from the long, curved beak.