Shorebirds over breaking waves

Flock of six birds viewed from above, flying over the frothy ocean surface where waves break

Detailed Description

Zoomed image of a mixed flock of shorebirds, likely Godwits (Limosa sp.), Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus), Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus), and Willet (Tringa semipalmata), flying over breaking waves.

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions. Learn more here.


Image Dimensions: 596 x 824

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US