Asian Dowitcher

Asian Dowitcher – Restlessness

Asian dowitcher illustrated by Ravenari


Wetland wisdom, gaining nourishment from water and water imagery, a need to move around, restlessness, shifting energies, sticking together with friends and family, sensing what’s going on around you, feeling out a situation, sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong, probing around.

General Description:

The Asian Dowitcher, a medium-large wader bird, is often confused with the Bar-tailed Godwit. It feeds along muddy sites, coasts, or near shallow water, quickly prodding its large beak into the soil to look for its food in a distinctive ‘sewing machine’ motion. It has a yelping call, and while it breeds in Northern Asia, it is sighted throughout Southern Asia and North Australia.