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The only known breeding grounds of the very rare bristle-thighed curlew extend throughout this region.
The Phoenix petrel (Pterodroma alba) and bristle-thighed curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), also found in the ecoregion, are considered vulnerable.
In addition, the restricted-range species Micronesian imperial-pigeon (Ducula oceanica) is resident and the widespread but vulnerable bristle-thighed curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) winters in the Marshalls and Gilberts.
Birders recently made a pilgrimage to Tofino to pursue a bristle-thighed curlew, an Asian shorebird that was a vagrant far beyond its range.