Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) - HBW 3, p. 498
French: Bécassin roux
German: Kleiner Schlammläufer
Spanish: Agujeta Gris
Other common names: Common Dowitcher
Taxonomy: Scolopax grisea Gmelin, 1789, Long Island, New York.
Forms superspecies with L. scolopaceus, with which formerly considered conspecific. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- caurinus Pitelka, 1950 - S Alaska and S Yukon; winters on Pacific coast from C USA to S Peru.
- hendersoni Rowan, 1932 - EC British Columbia to SE Keewatin and C Manitoba; winters from SE USA to Panama.
- griseus (Gmelin, 1789) - C Quebec and W Labrador; winters on Atlantic coast from S USA to Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A vagrant juvenile foraging in sandy tidal pools Locality Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain (ssp griseus)
Greg Baker 17 September 2012 36 weeks ago 1 min 51 sec 4.6
Several juveniles probing Locality Santa Clara River Estuary, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp caurinus)
Don DesJardin 31 August 2004 6 years ago 17 sec 4.6
A bird standing on stems Locality Cape May County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (ssp griseus)
Robert Schaefer 17 May 2006 6 years ago 30 sec 4.5
A bird in deep water, using a probbing thecnique to forage in the mud. Locality Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware, USA (United States) (ssp griseus)
Josep del Hoyo 6 May 2006 6 years ago 36 sec 4.4
A vagrant juvenile preening on a beach Locality Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain (ssp griseus)
Greg Baker 17 September 2012 36 weeks ago 36 sec 4.3
A small flock in breeding and non-breeding plumage at a high tide roost with Marbled Godwits and a Willet Locality San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp caurinus)
Greg Baker 5 weeks ago 12 sec 4
PhotosSee all 28 photos
On breeding grounds
Locality Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 22 June 2009 2 years ago 4.6
A non-breeding adult foraging in the mudflats
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 12 March 2012 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
OPen his beak
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 18 August 2008 2 years ago 4.5
Locality Caimare Chico, Zulia State, Venezuela
kperezleon 5 October 2008 4 years ago 4.4
Juvenile which gave incredible views on South Beach and was the third British record.
Locality Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain
Perry Jonathan Smale 19 September 2012 10 weeks ago 4.3
a bird probing in the water
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 11 December 2012 20 weeks ago 4.3