Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilts - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson
Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilt - Salton Sea, CA
© Tom Benson

The Black-necked Stilt is a casual visitor to campus with four records of individuals or small flocks in the flooded retention basins around Badger Hill between December and April. The Black-necked Stilt is a common migrant and winter visitor, and an uncommon breeding bird throughout southern California.

High Count: 3, Average Count: 1

The Black-necked Stilt can be identified by its black upperparts, white underparts, long, narrow black bill, and long, bright pink legs.


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