Numenius borealis (JR Forster, 1772)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Once abundant in North America, the hunting of this species – possibly in concert with habitat loss – led to its extinction. The species was last seen in Britain in 1880.
This species has not been recorded anywhere in the World with certainty since 1963, although there have been possible sightings in the US. It is regarded as being Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) by the IUCN.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Eskimo Curlew, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||5-letter code: ESKCU | Euring: 5370|
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