Alert Status: Red – 38% decline
Identifying Features: The curlew is a wader with a distinctive long, slender, curved beak. Usually a greyish brown with a blue tone to their grey legs. Its call is a loud "curloo-oo".
Average Length: 50-60 cm
Average Lifespan: 11 years
Average Wingspan: 89-106 cm
Natural: Mainly on mud or very soft ground, using curved beak to search for worms and other invertebrates, sometimes crabs
Nesting: a bare scrape on open ground
Where to see: Should be seen on wetlands, moorlands and mudflats throughout UK, but populations are very low.