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  • n. Plural form of dunlin.


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  • Though they are tangled on the shore all the godwits go at once, leaving spaces where they stood among the dunlins.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Our plan was to proceed by floatplane from the Colville to Teshekpuk Lake, where we would resupply a group of biologists engaged in a Wildlife Conservation Society study of shorebirds, including sandpipers, curlews, and dunlins.

    The Flight

  • Species sighted include: dunlins, black-bellied plovers, short-billed dowitchers, white ibises, great blue herons, snowy egrets, Louisiana herons, black ducks mallards and pintails.

    North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • There were thousands of sandpipers in enormous flocks, mixed with king plovers, dunlins, and turnstones, which followed the ebb tides, and returned again in whirling clouds before the oncoming floods.

    A Labrador Doctor The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • Migration peaks end of April/first of May with tens of thousands of birds: red knots, least and western sandpipers, sanderlings, dunlins, short-billed dowitchers, black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater yellowlegs - all doing their best to avoid hunting Peregrine falcons and merlins.

    The Seattle Times

  • Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival: If you can afford that tank of gas, there are some free events and activities included in the festival, which marks the annual spring migration of thousands of dunlins, sanderlings, sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, greater yellowlegs and more.

    The Seattle Times

  • Anderson said he has seen more falcon strikes on dunlins at this one site in two days than during some entire winters.

    The Olympian Online -- YahooNews

  • Migratory birds, such as Brent geese, wigeons - a species of duck - and wading birds named dunlins are among the species affected by the cold weather.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • SFU ecologist Ron Ydenberg, whose team has tracked data on dunlins going back 40 years, says the "tremendous and steady" increase in peregrine falcons follows the 1973 banning of DDT, which prompted the revival of several predator species and led to the falcons being taken off the endangered species list. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "Since the revival of the peregrine falcons, dunlins have had to manage the danger, and instead of roosting on the foreshore at high tide they spend hours flying around," says Ydenberg, whose researchers also use radar units to monitor dunlin activity. - latest science and technology news stories


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