Lesliemorris Posted August 28, 2021 Share Posted August 28, 2021 So at this location there have been Short-Billed Dowitchers reported, (even on the same day and day before I was there. I spent two hours there photographing every Dowitcher there, way easier than all of the 400 or so Least Sandpipers, as there were only about a dozen or so Dowitchers. I have hundreds Sacramento Valley Images of Dowitchers all labeled Long-billed. How on earth do you tell the difference? What should I be looking for in my images to see if there is a short-billed in them? I have been researching, but I cannot figure it out! Near as I can tell from what I have read is that Short-billed are basically more balanced and streamlined with the Long-billed having a bit bigger body with head a bit out of proportion. Any advice would be appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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