American Avocet

Large shorebird with long legs and a long upcurved bill. Breeding birds have a tawny head and neck.

Additional information

Common Name

American Avocet

Comments

Feeds by working bill side to side while walking through the water.

Scientific Name

Recurvirostra americana

Habitat

Shallow ponds, marshes, mudflats.

Size

To 20 in. (50 cm)