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Any of several shorebirds of the genus Limnodromus that breed in far northern latitudes and have brownish plumage and a long straight bill.

[Perhaps from Mohawk tawístawis, snipe.]


(Animals) either of two snipelike shore birds, Limnodromus griseus or L. scolopaceus, of arctic and subarctic North America: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
[C19: of Iroquoian origin]


(ˈdaʊ ɪtʃ ər)

any of several long-billed snipelike shorebirds of North America and Asia, esp. Limnodromus griseus.
[1835–45, Amer.; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipedowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
snipe - Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
grayback, Limnodromus griseus, greyback - a dowitcher with a grey back
Limnodromus scolopaceus, red-breasted snipe - a dowitcher with a red breast
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Encouraging producers to flood their croplands after harvest can help provide important stopover habitat for migrating waterfowl, waterbirds and shorebirds such as these long-billed dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus).
Molecular genetic divergence between avian sibling species: King and Clapper Rails, Long-billed and Short-billed Dowitchers, Boat-tailed and Great- tailed Grackles, and Tufted and Black-crested Titmice.
Whether you're swimming, clamming, surfcasting or bird watching at the coast, expect to see now semipalmated and black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, lesser and greater yellowlegs, red knots, spotted, solitary, pectoral, white-rumped, semipalmated, and least sandpipers, short-billed and long-billed dowitchers, Hudsonian godwits and sanderlings.
On March 12, 1945, he saw approximately 25 dowitchers (Limnodromus semipalmatus) feeding in shallow water in Sharjah Creek and, on a return visit on March 21, he found more than 100 present.
Nest densities were significantly higher at Teshekpuk than at Prudhoe Bay for Lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) and long-billed dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus), although those for semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) were higher at Prudhoe Bay.
Other vulnerable birds include the endangered red knots and piping plovers that winter in coastal Florida, as well as the green-winged teal, the American widgeon and other dabbling ducks, loons, white-fronted geese, sandpipers, turnstones, and dowitchers.
Beyond the garden other birds to see include two North American long-billed dowitchers at Connah's Quay NR, where up to 13 spotted redshanks and 5,000 black-tailed godwits feed.
Therefore, long-billed and short-billed dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus and L.
Long-billed (Limnodromus scolopaceus) and Short-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus griseus) were grouped as "dowitchers" throughout the surveys.
The north central coast of Brazil is the most important wintering area in South America for roseate spoonbills, black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, and willets, and is also critical fez sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, and red knots.
2) Dowitchers, migrating shorebirds, visit the Kern National Wildlife Refuge.
minutilla) were grouped as "small peeps," and both dowitchers (Limnodromus griseus and L.