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Curlews for Conservation

Tracking birds with transmitters

Published online: Mar 17, 2019 Articles, East Idaho Outdoors
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Gray cotton candy coats short, caramel-colored stems. It’s snow mold revealing as winter recedes. Beyond the last drift of stale white, there’s a vast meadow of flat pocked with ponds. Pronghorn antelope graze in the foreground. Franklin’s gulls swoop in the background. Both are easy to see. Curlews are not. Long-billed curlews are the kings of camo. They hold low and still in shallow cover not flushing until they’re nearly stepped on.

Read all about 'em in the 2019 edition of East Idaho Outdoors.
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