My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Stilts and Avocets

Stilts and Avocets

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Recurvirostridae
Recurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds, which includes the avocets and the stilts. The avocets have long legs and long up-curved bills. The stilts have extremely long legs and long, thin, straight bills. There are 2 Michigan species.
American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus


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