shorebird

[shawr-burd, shohr-]

noun

a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird.

Origin of shorebird

First recorded in 1665–75; shore1 + bird
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