Hunt for the World’s Rarest Bird December 6th, 2008

We read a lot of birding news from a variety of sources each week. However, one article stood out to us this morning. Bird watchers are on the search for what is believed to be the world’s rarest bird species, the Slender-Billed Curlew

“Birdwatchers from Britain to Asia are being asked to look out for a species whose breeding grounds have never been found, but are thought to be in some of the world’s remotest places – the steppes of Kazakhstan and the marshes of western Siberia. In winter, the bird migrates south-westward through the Middle East to the Mediterranean basin, where it has been seen as far west as Morocco.

~Michael McCarthey – The Independent”

Please read the full article. We hope you find it as fascinating as we have. If anyone has added the Slender-Billed Curlew to their life list, we want to hear from you ASAP!

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