noun Date: circa 1672 any of a suborder (Charadrii) of birds (as a plover or sandpiper) that frequent the seashore

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  • shorebird — [shôr′bʉrd΄] n. any of various birds that live, feed, or nest near the shore, esp. any of a suborder (Charadrii, order Charadriiformes) of birds that includes plovers, snipes, sandpipers, and avocets …   English World dictionary

  • shorebird — /shawr berrd , shohr /, n. a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird. [1665 75; SHORE1 + BIRD] * * *       any member of the suborder Charadrii (order Charadriiformes) that …   Universalium

  • shorebird — noun A bird, or species of birds, that is found near the edge of bodies of water …   Wiktionary

  • shorebird — noun a bird that frequents the shore …   English new terms dictionary

  • shorebird — shore•bird [[t]ˈʃɔrˌbɜrd, ˈʃoʊr [/t]] n. orn a bird frequenting seashores, estuaries, etc., esp. birds of the order Charadriiformes, as sandpipers, plovers, oystercatchers, and avocets, that probe or scan the shoreline for marine invertebrates •… …   From formal English to slang

  • shorebird — /ˈʃɔbɜd/ (say shawberd) noun any bird which frequents the seashore, estuaries, etc., especially the migratory waders such as snipes, sandpipers, plovers, turnstones, etc. {shore1 + bird1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shorebird — noun any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries • Syn: ↑shore bird, ↑limicoline bird • Hypernyms: ↑wading bird, ↑wader • Hyponyms: ↑plover, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network — The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network is a conservation strategy targeting shorebirds in the Americas launched in 1985. Its aim is to protect the nesting, breeding and staging habitats of migratory shorebirds.Cite web… …   Wikipedia

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