The long-billed curlew are classified as Sensitive in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species report.
Also see the Status of the Long-billed curlew in Alberta report at:
In a subsequent detailed status assessment, Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee identified the long-billed
curlew as a Species of Special Concern—a species that without human intervention may soon become threatened with extinction.
See information on the Endangered Species Conservation Committee and Species of Special Concern at:
- The limited breeding range and slow growth process of this species can make populations vulnerable to changes in habitat.
- Agricultural activity has resulted is loss of habitat for this species and is regarded as a key factor in population decline.
- Under Alberta’s Wildlife Act, the long-billed curlew is designated as a non-game animal. It is illegal to kill or
harass individuals or disturb their nests at any time of the year.
Updated: Jan 8, 2014