Eskimo curlew

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New World curlew that breeds in northern North America

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Two of the rarest migratory species in Alaska's national parks are the short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) and the Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis), both endangered.
The record for long-distance flying is held by the Eskimo curlew, a shorebird that navigates from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, a distance of 10,000 miles.
If the risk of the Curlew going extinct seems dramatic, it's worth remembering that two closely-related species have almost certainly been lost in the last 50 years: the Slender-billed Curlew in Russia and the Eskimo Curlew in North America.
mysticetus), whooping crane (Grus americana), Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis), Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), and Furbish lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) as endangered.
Eskimo Curlews and Passenger Pigeons darkened the skies over the N.