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American Avocet

Avocette d'Amérique

Recurvirostra americana


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the American Avocet

B L W W W Family Latin Name
18" 45.7cm 31" 78.7cm 11oz 311.8g Recurvirostridae Recurvirostra americana
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  • Winter
American Avocet range

Distribution: The American Avocet is an elegant long-legged shorebird recognized by its upturned bill. It nests in the central North American plains. This shorebird can be found from the central regions of Manitoba and west to the central regions of Alberta. Northwest to the state of Washington into California, eastward to the panhandle of Texas and north to North Dakota. It also shows up on the southeastern coast in the winter months.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


Classic Collection of North American Birds

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