- Associated Press - Sunday, July 6, 2014

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho long-billed curlew has left the state carrying a $6,500 transmitter and the hopes of biologists trying to figure out where the species migrates.

The Post Register reports (https://www.postregister.com/node/58227) that biologists attached the transmitter to the female curlew in May at The Nature Conservancy’s Flat Ranch Preserve in eastern Idaho.

The curlew left the state last week and was in the area of Ogden, Utah.

Experts estimate there are about 20,000 long-billed curlews in the world, but their population is declining.

Biologists don’t know much about their migratory habits. So The Nature Conservancy and the Intermountain Bird Observatory raised money for the transmitter.

The Nature Conservancy spokesman Jordan Reeves says the goal is to eventually put transmitters on up to 20 of the birds.


Information from: Post Register, https://www.postregister.com

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