Information about Shorebirds/Waders:

Shorebirds – called ‘Waders’ outside of North America – are very widespread and inhabit every continent save for Antarctica. They are long-legged most often found in swampy, wetlands area or coastal areas where there is slow moving or stagnant water where they can hunt for prey. Shorebirds feed on nearly any animal they can find in the shallows, such as fish, crustaceans, snails, frogs, snakes and insects.

These birds vary greatly in size, from the tiny Least Sandpiper – which is a mere 5 inches (13 cm) long to herons that can be several feet tall. There is some discussion as to what birds fit into this category, but generally it includes snipes, sandpipers, avocets, herons, oystercatchers, cranes and storks. Shorebirds are some of the greatest migrants in the world, often traveling thousands of miles in a year to reach breed areas. In many locations, shorebird populations are declining due to the disappearance or pollution of the wetlands they depend upon.

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American Avocet – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the American Avocet:

The American Avocet is a large, long-legged wader or shorebird found throughout much of North America (mostly in western parts) down through Mexico where they winter. It has a very distinctive bill which is upturned. They are in the same birds family as stilts. Avocets prefer shallow fresh, saline or brackish ponds, beaches, mud flats and marshes where they forage for small crustaceans, insects and occasionally small fish and vegetable matter. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

American Flamingo -Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the American Flamingo:

The American (formerly Rosy) Flamingo is a large bird related closely to other flamingo species like the Greater Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo. It is also sometimes called the Caribbean Flamingo. The bird is about 47–55 inches in length (120–140 cm). Males weigh about 6.2 pounds (2.8 kg) and females (4.9 pounds (2.2 kg) It is found in North, Central and South America and remarkably has breeding ground in the Galapagos Islands and nearby coastal islands of Venezuela and Columbia. The American Flamingo is the only flamingo native to North America. It can be found in saline lagoons, mudflats and shallow brackish water and mangrove swamps. They feed on algae and brine shrimp. The algae has an effect on the coloration of the bird, and some born and raised in captivity lack the distinctive pink coloration. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

American Golden Plover – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

American Oystercatcher – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the American Oystercatcher:

The American Oystercatcher is a member of the family Haematopodidae, which is the group of a birds referred to as Oystercatchers, which includes about 10 species. This shorebird is commonly encountered on the beaches and rocky coastlines of the western North American continent from Alaska to the Baja Peninsula. As the common name suggests, this bird forages for oysters and other mollusks such as mussels, limpets and chitons. It will also prey on crabs, barnacles and other small invertebrates. The scientific name was given to the bird by James Audubon for his friend John Bachman. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

American Purple Gallinule – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the American Purple Gallinule:

The American Purple Galliunle is a medium-sized member of Rallidae or more commonly called rails. It is also known as a "swamp hen." The birds have massive feet that help distribute their weight when walking through leafy, swampy areas. These colorful birds are found in swamps, ponds, lagoons and marshes from the southern United States, down through Central America, the Caribbean and into South America. These birds feed on plant matter such as seeds, fruits and leave as well as small animals like frogs, fish and small invertebrates. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Arctic Tern – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94%

Black Oystercatcher – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Black Oystercatcher:

The Black Oystercatcher is a member of the family Haematopodidae, which is the group of a birds referred to as Oystercatchers, which includes about 10 species. This shorebird is commonly encountered on the beaches and rocky coastlines of the western North American continent from Alaska to the Baja Peninsula. As the common name suggests, this bird forages for oysters and other mollusks such as mussels, limpets and chitons. It will also prey on crabs, barnacles and other small invertebrates. The scientific name was given to the bird by James Audubon for his friend John Bachman. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Black Skimmer – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Black Skimmer:

The Black Skimmer is a member of the family Rynchopidae. They are a tern-like seabird native to North, South and Central America. There are 3 species of skimmer. The Black Skimmer is about 16-20 inches long (40-50 cm) with a wingspan of 42-50 inches (107-127 cm.) As their name implies, this seabird flies just a few inches above the water with it's large beak - specially adapted for this use - skims along the top of the water looking for small fish, insects and other invertebrates. When they are not feeding, the Black Skimmer will stand near the water's edge in groups, often in the company of other species of birds. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Black-Bellied Plover – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of a Black-Bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola.) The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Black-Necked Stilt – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Black-Necked Stilt:

The Black-necked Stilt is a locally abundant shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. It is found from the coastal areas of California through much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then south through Central America and the Caribbean to northwest Brazil southwest Peru, east Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. The northernmost populations, particularly those from inland, are migratory, wintering from the extreme south of the United States to southern Mexico, rarely as far south as Costa Rica; on the Baja California peninsula it is only found regularly in winter. The Black-necked Stilt forages by probing and gleaning primarily in mudflats and lakeshores, but also in very shallow waters near shores; it seeks out a range of aquatic invertebrates – mainly crustaceans and other arthropods, and mollusks – and small fish, tadpoles and very rarely plant seeds. Its mainstay food varies according to availability; inland birds usually feed mainly on aquatic insects and their larvae, while coastal populations mostly eat other aquatic invertebrates. For feeding areas they prefer coastal estuaries, salt ponds, lakeshores, alkali flats and even flooded fields. For roosting and resting needs, this bird selects alkali flats (even flooded ones), lake shores, and islands surrounded by shallow water. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Black-Necked Stock – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of a Black-Necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus). The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% But a Digital Download

Chilean Flamingo – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Chilean Flamingo:

The Chilean Flamingo is a large species of shorebird closely related to Caribbean and Greater Flamingo. As the same suggests it occurs in temperate areas of Central Peru south through Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina to Tierra del Fuego, but it has also been introduced into areas of Germany and the Netherlands. The flamingo inhabits shallow saline and alkaline lakes and lagoons. Like all flamingos this bird is very gregarious as it generally flocks in groups of a few hundred to tens of thousands, where it displays ritualized movements of head and wings, accompanied by loud calls. The Chilean Flamingo is not considered threatened. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download