Large bird with buff-brown plumage and long, down-curved bill.
There were a dozen or more of these birds in the marshes this morning.
Habitat: salt marsh, San Francisco Bay
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.