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Field Guide for all the Birds of North America




Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities

The Black-necked Stilt is the only native stilt seen in North America. The Black-winged Stilt is a vagrant from the Old World bird group and has been seen in the northwestern areas of the continent. stilts

Stilts are recognized by their long and slender legs and elegant bodies. At times, these legs seem too long to support the body suspended above. The stilts in general are part of the shorebird family and spend their day wading through shallow waters, searching out their meals. These attractive birds are often found on small ponds, lagoons and shorelines.

Click on bird images or names to see pictures of the Stilts

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds