American Avocet - click to enlarge

American Avocet

These are elegant birds. Tall, 18 Inches (45.5cm) and thin. I don’t see them very often.

American Avocet - click to enlarge
American Avocet – click to enlarge

The upward curved bill is very distinctive so an ID is easy.

American Avocet - click to enlarge
American Avocet – click to enlarge

Getting close is always a problem since they walk in shallow open marshes.

American Avocet - click to enlarge
American Avocet – click to enlarge

I was surprised I was able to get these shots at all.

2 thoughts on “American Avocet”

    1. Thank you so much and appreciate your compliments. A lot of work goes into these sites and related photography.

      The Avocet and Stilt are the only 2 species like this in North America. There are only 7 species like this world wide. So yes…unique…and so cool 🙂

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