Black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Adult female:


Similar species:

American Avocet, also has long thin bill and legs, but is larger, and has white on back, dark legs, and rusty or gray head and neck.

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