American avocet Recurvirostra americana

Identification Tips:

Adult alternate:

Adult basic:


Similar species:

Black-necked Stilt also has long thin bill and legs, but is smaller, and has pink legs, and all black wings and back.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.