Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Avocets and Stilts :: American Avocet
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSc. Canada, cw. United States. Atlantic coast of ec. United States. C. Mexico;
Se. British Columbia e. in c. Alberta, s. Saskatchewan, sw. Manitoba, sw. Ontario and Minnesota s. locally to s. California and n. Baja e. in c. Nevada, n. Utah, sc. Colorado, s. New Mexico, c. Kansas and coastal Texas. E. United States (coastal Virginia and North Carolina on Cape Hatteras). C. Mexico (San Luis Potosi).
Winters from s. United States in California and s. Texas s. through Mexico to Guatemala and rarely n. Honduras. Se. United States to the West Indies from the Bahamas to Cuba.
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer: ex. s. BCO, c. WAS, c. and e. ORG, ne., c., and s. CAL, n. IDH, NEV, w. and n. UTH, nw., and s. ARZ, se. ALB, s. SAS, s. MAN, and ex. sw. ONT, c. to e. MON, NDK, and ex. w. MIN, SDK, WYO, plains of w. an e. COL, w. and c. NEB, w. and c. KAN, s. and e. NMX, w. OKA, and nw. TEX;
Winter: s. along the coasts from c. CAL. Coastal DEL, MYD, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA, s. ALA, s. MIS, s. LOU, and e. TEX;
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange County, California, USA - Jul 30, 2001 Source: William Hull
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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