American Avocet

American Avocet

This is a winter visitor to the warmth of the Lowcountry. Avocets spend the middle of our winter, January and February here. Now it’s March and most are leaving for the north.

American Avocet
American Avocet

The middle of the US, the exact opposite weather from here, is where they will breed.

Eggs are placed on the hot dry ground.  During the summer, the Avocet breeds in the western Great Plains, from Saskatchewan and Alberta southward through Montana and the Dakotas to eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle.

Nothing like the swampy Lowcountry.

 

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