© Alan Hopkins 2001
Natural History: The Short-billed Dowitcher mostly forages for invertebrates but may also eat some seeds of aquatic plants. It breeds in the the arctic.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in areas of tidal sand and rock, saltwater bays and freshwater lakes.
Frequency: This species is moderately common during the spring, winter, and fall seasons.
Identifying Characteristics: This medium-size, mottled, brown sandpiper has a moderately long, straight beak and a prominently striped crown and eye line.