Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
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.