American Avocet

Lakeland Christmas Bird Count 2014

December 21, 2014 - One of the stars of the Outfall Wetlands is the American Avocet, a bird known to winter along Florida's coast....  I hopped out to photograph the Black-necked Stilts (another inland rarity) next to the American Avocets.... Read more

Productive Morning at the Viera Click Ponds

July 23, 2011 - After hearing on Birdbrains about the early fall migrants at Viera Wetlands, I had to make a trip over there.  The wetlands itself was very unproductive, with not even the Purple Gallinules showing themselves to me.  No Black-bellied Whistling Ducks greeted me, either.  But over in the Click Ponds, there…... Read more

American Avocet

Preview: American Avocets at Viera Wetlands!

July 22, 2011 - I spent my off-Friday morning at Viera Wetlands, excited by the Birdbrains reports of American Avocets and pharalopes and baby Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.... This was my first opportunity to see and photograph American Avocets.... Read more