There are several shorebird species that breed in the Malheur Basin: Long-billed Curlew, Willet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson’s Snipe and Wilson’s Phalarope.  Ironic as Alexander Wilson himself never got further west than the Mississippi River Valley.  The snipe name is fairly new after it was made a separate species from the Old World’s Common Snipe.  Wilson did draw some species discovered for science by the Lewis & Clark Expedition, but then had died before Thomas Say went across the Great Plains with the Long Expedition.CURL CURVE (2)avo float (2).JPG


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