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The Curlew or Numenius borealis is a long billed bird. These birds are about 12 inches long and have dark brown feathers with white dots. These birds only weigh about one pound and have a slightly downcurved bill. They live in both the arctic tundra and the grasslands. For there survival they eat berries, insects, and snails. There is two main reasons for their decline. First this bird is considered to be good to eat and had been hunted by the thousands in the 1800s. Second, people have destroyed their habitats. One way we can help save these birds is to put a hunting limit on them. One other way we can keep them around is to stop cutting down the trees where they nest.

Sources
http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=B01A
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/eskcurl/
http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/special/esa/curlew_eskimo/eskimo_curlew.php
http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=B01A
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=578&q=eskimo+curlew&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=