The Candlestick Bird


One of the names once used for the Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus). The largest of the sandpipers commonly found in North America, this bird is reportedly responsible for the moniker of a now defunct stadium. Candlestick Park took its name from Candlestick Point which supposedly honored the flocks of curlews that resided there. A striking bird by any name.

Categories: Nature Notes, Observations

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