Elizabeth and I visited the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center -- really neat site with lots of birds. Rain was forecasted and by the end of the morning, it was pouring pretty hard. :-/
The Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) is a large North American shorebird of the family Scolopacidae. This species was also called "sicklebird" and the "candlestick bird". The species is native to central and western North America. In the winter, the species migrates southwards, as well as towards the coastline.