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Long-billed Curlews

Emmett the curlew

IBO’s work on Long-billed Curlews began in 2009. Our research focuses on full life cycle conservation, from their nesting grounds in the north to their non-breeding grounds in the southern US and Mexico. We use satellite tracking data to determine threats and areas of conservation priority for this species.

Read our latest curlew project publications on our ResearchGate project page and learn more about our research on illegal shooting.

Project Highlights

Our Long-billed Curlew project is one of IBO’s most interactive research projects! You can view the locations of our satellite-tracked birds daily, read about individual birds, and invite a scientist to your classroom to present about our research.

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Giving a Voice To The Curlews
The Curlews are Coming!
IBO Co-authors New Publication Documenting Illegal Killing of Birds and Snakes
New Migratory Mysteries Revealed: Tracking Curlews From the West Central Mountains 
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