The Short-billed Dowitcher is a medium-sized species of shorebird found in the Americas. This species, along with the very similar Long-billed Dowitcher, is migratory.
The two North American dowitcher species are hard to tell apart -- their plumage is highly variable and often ID clues can apply to one species or the other. There is even overlap in bill size!
Though the population trend for the Short-billed Dowitcher is decreasing, the range and population remains large and the conservation status is Least Concern as of March 2014.