Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Morning Coffee - National Curlew Day!

“Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.”  
Doup Coupland

Today is National Curlew day.  The Curlew is the large shorebird also known as the “sicklebird” or the “candlestick bird”.  March 16 is the traditional day that 500 curlews return from Mexico to the Umatilla National Wild Refuge in Oregon to court,  mate, nest and raise their young.

An interesting fact is that Candlestick Park was named after this odd looking bird as the stadium took its name from Candlestick Point in San Francisco.

Celebrate the birds today!



  1. Have a happy curlew day! Enjoy!

  2. Happy birthday Sandy! and happy curlew day also! We saw a bald eagle flying about this weekend, but I don't think I've ever seen a curlew. They look like they are related to sandpipers, which we have plenty.

  3. It is your birthday?? Happy, Happy day and God bless you!

    What cute little birds! Their beaks make them look top heavy!

  4. We're planning to view eagles today as we are visiting the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota - driving down along the river.

    Hope to get some good photos. It's going to be a beautiful day in Minnesota. Fifties & sunny!!! Yay!!!