All About Birds shows the wintering range of long-billed curlew pretty much all along the FL coastline, but Birds of North America restricts the Gulf coast wintering range to well north of Naples, FL. What’s the story here? All About Birds has pretty “generous” range maps in some cases, so I’m thinking it may also be the case here, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Last year, there wasn’t a single long-billed curlew reported in winter in FL in e-Bird. What’s going on with this species’ wintering range?

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