what is the rarest bird in the world?



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    The slender-billed curlew is the rarest bird of the Old World, so rare, in fact, that it hasn’t even been glimpsed for nearly a decade. It may even be extinct. But conservationists think it may still be hanging on. From being a numerous species in the 19th century, hunting has drastically reduced its numbers and now it is thought that the global population may number fewer than 50. One of the last confirmed sightings, remarkably, was in Britain, at Druridge Bay in Northumberland in the spring of 1998. It was extensively photographed and videoed and eventually accepted as a genuine sighting by the Records Committee of the British Ornithologists’ Union.

    However, there are so many rare birds in the world that just pinpointing one is difficult to determine. Here is a list of the 50 rarest birds in the world, and you can judge for yourself: http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/rarestbirds.html

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