Bird Watch Magazine reports
More than half of world’s godwits and curlews face extinction
A ground-breaking study has revealed that habitat loss could lead to the extinction of some of the world’s curlew and godwit species.
Godwits and curlews – which make up the subfamily Numeniini of the sandpiper family Scolopacidae – occur on all continents except Antarctica, but breed only in the Northern Hemisphere. Over half are of global conservation concern, with two of these – Eskimo Curlew and Slender-billed Curlew – currently treated as Critically Endangered though both are likely to be extinct.