Not un­usual bird

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A photo of birds iden­ti­fied as long billed curlews in the May 23 edi­tion of the Moose Jaw Ex­press was not as un­usual as thought. The birds are ac­tu­ally white-faced ibis, a species that has grad­u­ally moved its nest­ing area north from the U.S. border. Tra­di­tion­ally, the white-faced ibis ranged in a band across the north­ern tier states and into part of south­ern Al­berta. Na­ture ex­perts say the white-faced ibis would never have been seen in Saskatchewan 20 years ago. Now it ranges two hours drive north of the border.

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