The black-necked stilt
(Himantopus mexicanus Statius Muller, 1776) is the widest distributed Recurvirostridae species of the Americas, with resident and wintering populations in many wetlands.
First report of acanthocephalan Profilicollis altmani on a black-necked stilt
Chain O' Lakes State Park, in McHenry, yielded black-necked stilt
in May, and white ibis in August.
Redhead Ay thy a americana Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Canvasback Aythya valisineria Lesser Scaup Aythya afpnis Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrarhynchos Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi American Coot Fulica americana Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis Killdeer Charadrius vociferans Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Spotted Sandpiper Actitis mandarins Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Generic sandpiper Calidris sp.
From 2009 to 2014, 17 birds, hatched in Free Flight before identification of this issue, were transferred to other institutions based on Species Survival Plan recommendations, including Bali mynah, black-necked stilt
, blue-grey tanager, red-crested wood partridge, green-naped pheasant pigeon, golden-breasted starling, hooded merganser, Nicobar pigeon, ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), and sunbittern.
Constructed wetland habitat for American avocet and black-necked stilt
foraging and nesting.
Puohala Marsh is the largest of the wetland habitats in the Pearl Harbor area and is also home to two rare species of birds, the Hawaiian black-necked stilt
and the Hawaiian coot.
wilsonia), black-necked stilt
(Himantopus mexicanus), royal terns (Thalasseus maximus), least terns (Sternula antillarum), gull-billed terns (Gelochelidon nilotica), Forster's terns (S.
Bird life is abundant, and the fishponds are essential for protecting the habitat of such endangered species as the Hawaiian black-necked stilt
and the Hawaiian coot, both endemic to the Big Island.
Twenty-one taxa were permanent residents, but populations were not stable; some were more common in winter (American Coot), and some increased in numbers during the breeding season (Black-necked Stilt
The McAllen International Airport is near the McAllen Marsh, a retired wastewater holding pond where one can see the least grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) and black-necked stilt
(Himantopus mexicanus), as well as other valley specialties.
This black-necked stilt
(right) and her mate are tricky nest builders.