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Shorebird Facts


- The American avocet has an average lifespan of 5 years.

- The long bill of the Wilson's snipe is flexible.

- The black oystercatcher can live more than 15 years.

- A group of oystercatchers are collectively known as a "parcel" of oystercatchers.

- The piping plover is named for its melodic mating call.

- Some shorebirds can fly non-stop for 3-4 days.

- Long-billed curlews have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years.