Eastern curlew in flight I spent an hour on the rising tide at Observation Point, Phillip Island last weekend. Long-billed curlew in flight. Long-billed curlew in flight. It is 50–65 cm (20–26 in) long, 62–90 cm (24–35 in) across the wing and weighs 490–950 g (1.08–2.09 lb). The long-billed curlew is the largest sandpiper of regular occurrence in North America. At rear is the Silverwater Resort near San Remo on the mainland. Curlew in flight (Numenius arquata) katastrofa; Nov 7, 2020; Tags curlew flight Habitat mudflats in the Thames estuary Location Elmley, Kent, UK Date taken 23/09/2019 Scientific name Numenius arquata Equipment used Olympus E-M1 Mk2 + Olympus 300mm F/4 Jonno52; Nov 7, … A long-billed curlew in flight. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DBI 1661259, IIS 1633206 and ICER 1927743] Researchers are studying how migration patterns of birds like this long-billed curlew are changing due to climate change. ... As the tide rose this group of birds (includes terns, godwits and a curlew) left the distant spit and repositioned much closer to my vantage point!