Whimbrels will occasionally be seen on Mendonoma beaches.

Whimbrels fly great distances and often need to rest and feed on quiet beaches. Carolyn Case photographed two of these shorebirds recently.

Whimbrels by Carolyn Case

They use their long, curved bill to dig in the sand, searching for invertebrates. They also eat insects and berries.

To hear their call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/whimbrel/sounds

Thanks to Carolyn for allowing me to share her photo with you here.