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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/21298/artist/15475/artwork/dowitchers-spring-22160">Dowitchers in Spring</a>" by Kimberly Wurster | United States

Dowitchers in Spring

Wallhanging by Kimberly Wurster
12.00" H x 22.00" W
Year Completed:
Long-billed dowitchers
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Artist will donate 25% to Cornell Lab of Ornithology and 25% to AFC from sale of this work.
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Price: $1,800 USD
Although long-billed dowitchers are not considered a species of concern, their habitat is threatened by drought - caused by heat waves - which decreases their food resources, spring heat waves affect the young in the nest, and city development. I saw these dowitchers, part of a large flock, in a nearby flooded pasture. Identification is challenging for the most experienced birders. It was wonderful to see this level of water due to adequate spring rains. They totally ignored me as I stood on the bank above, gathering reference, enjoying the day, and their company. I am inspired and relieved to see any species thriving in an intact environment.



Dowitchers in Spring | Wallhanging by Kimberly Wurster | Artists for Conservation 2022

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