Curlew Species Around The World
There are eight species of curlew worldwide and we present all of them to you in our gallery below. Two are assumed extinct - the Eskimo and the Slender-Billed have not been seen for decades. Out of the remaining six species, three - the Eurasian, the Bristle-thighed and the Far Eastern - are at risk of extinction according to the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species. It is no exaggeration to say that many parts of the earth will lose curlews over the next few decades. Click on any image to see a larger picture and to learn a little more about these beautiful but increasingly endangered birds.