Traveling with Eurasian Curlews

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class="meta mb-0">Publish Date - 2022-01-04T12:25:46Z0 views

The Eurasian curlew migrates every winter from its breeding grounds in the Siberian plains to Taiwan's more temperate climate. It uses its distinctive downward-curving bill to pluck crabs and worms out of the mud and sand in the country's coastal wetlands. Thirty years ago, there were 3,000 curlews in Taiwan, but now only a few hundred can be found. Experts are now searching along the bird's vast migratory route, hoping to discover what is behind this dramatic decline.

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