- any of several long-billed, snipelike shore birds of North America and Asia, especially Limnodromus griseus.
Origin of dowitcher
Examples from the Web for dowitcher
Historical Examples of dowitcher
Other shorebirds that eat leaf-beetles are the Wilson phalarope and dowitcher.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
This species of the dowitcher is a western bird, breeding well to the north and migrating south to Mexico.
Though not of the same genus, the closet relative to the Wilson snipe is the dowitcher or red-breasted snipe.
The range of the Dowitcher is limited to the eastern part of North America.
Although all shore birds can swim, the dowitcher seems to be especially adept at it.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2)
Arthur Cleveland Bent
- either of two snipelike shore birds, Limnodromus griseus or L. scolopaceus, of arctic and subarctic North America: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes