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[shawr-burd, shohr-] /ˈʃɔrˌbɜrd, ˈʃoʊr-/
a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird.
Origin of shorebird
1665-75; shore1 + bird Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Years of alarming decline have finally halted for a shorebird that undertakes one of the world's longest migrations.
  • The iguanas also devour sea turtle eggs and shorebird nestlings.
  • From a shorebird's perspective, matted vegetation is any flat vegetation that a small shorebird could walk on without obstruction.
  • The refuge is renowned for its excellent shorebird viewing opportunities.

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