shorebird

[shawr-burd, shohr-]
noun
a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird.

Origin:
1665–75; shore1 + bird

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Example sentences
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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