surfbird


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surf·bird

 (sûrf′bûrd′)
n.
A shorebird (Aphriza virgata) of the Pacific coast of the Americas, having dark, heavily spotted plumage and a black tail with a broad white base.

surfbird

(ˈsɜːfˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) an American shore bird, Aphriza virgata, having a spotted plumage, with a black and white tail: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surfbird - sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South Americasurfbird - sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Aphriza, genus Aphriza - a genus of Scolopacidae
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DATE: May DESTINATIONS: USA, Canada BEST BIRDS: A tri-coloured blackbird that is only found in California; a surfbird that lives by the sea in Canada.
Francis River LSMR-525: Carl Forbes (304) 278-5722 USS Stoddard DD566: Paul Hanna (609) 953-7684 USS Surfbird AM/MSF/ADG-383: Don Gillispie (503) 649-4803; dongil_99@yahoo.corn USS Tautog SS199 & SSN639: John Chaffey (307) 645-3245; tautog@nemontel.net USS Tisdale DE-33: Karen Loomis Harvilla (303) 665-0253; dkmharvilla@msn.com USS Titania AKA-13 (WWII & Korea): Cliff & Caroline Trumpold (319) 622-3103 USS Tom Green County LST 1159: Marvin Aho (651) 464-5258; marvin.aho@worldnet.att.net USS Trathen DD530: Ron Keeler (540) 459-7272; ronk@shentel.net USS Tucson CL-98: Tom Eagling (520) 825-7498; snugharbor2@aol.com USS Turner DD/DDR-834/DD-648: Richard Shanaberger (717) 764-3834 USS Uhlmann DD687: Bob "Jim" Jimenez (530) 221-3753; jim0216@aol.com USS Union AKA106: Carl G.
Quite useful information was obtained from several online sites that post trip reports and species lists (searched through 2008) from birding tour groups throughout the world (e.g., travelingbirder.com, surfbirds.com, and worldtwitch.com).