Rare visitor comes to Pea Island

Published 5:51 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

You won’t find the Curlew sandpiper listed in most concise regional U.S. birding guides.

Well-known in Europe and Asia, this shorebird makes occasional appearances along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, as it did in August on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

It’s a medium-sized sandpiper getting its name from the long, curved beak.