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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

The American Avocet’s breeding habitat is marshes, beaches, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes. In North America these birds will breed in summer throughout the Rocky Mountain zone and adjacent prairies from Texas and New Mexico north to southern Canada and the northern Great Basin. Over most of its range, this bird is migratory, but over much of California and central Mexico it is a resident. Winters will find these birds mostly in the southern USA and Mexico

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