T H E P A P E R BY P I T E L K A (1961) in this issue of British Birds shows that both the Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) and the Short-billed Dowitcher (L. griseus) have occurred in the British Isles. At the request of the editors, I am summarising here all the records of these two North American species in Great Britain and Ireland, and listing the field-characters by which some...

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