The Black-necked Stilt – a striking black and white shorebird with long red legs
These photos were taken last year in April as we headed toward Colorado. We stayed at Bottomless Lakes State Park in New Mexico and drove to Bitter Lakes National Wildlife from the campground. I previously posted a few photos from this area last year, but none of the Stilt. This year we cut our trip back to Colorado about three weeks short, so we didn’t get to stop in New Mexico.
Black-necked Stilts like shallow still bodies of water with muddy bottoms and grassy shorelines.
I watched this beauty as she headed for the shoreline looking for food until she flew away.
4 thoughts on “~Black-necked Stilt at Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge”
Hello Sheila. I was not familiar with this bird at all, but he looks very dressed up in his black and white.. So nice to learn about more areas that are protected for nature and wildlife…Michelle
Hi Michelle, I am glad you enjoyed seeing a bird you were not that familiar with and seeing Bitter Lake NWR. It is always a treat to spend time in such a beautiful place, knowing it is set aside for wildlife that depend on these types of areas. Hope you are enjoying your “spring” weather.
I love these cute stilts. Great post and photos..
Hi Eileen! The stilts, I think, have one of the cutest bird faces. Their eyes are so sweet looking. Of course being birders, we probably think they all have cute faces. Thanks for your comment! Happy Birding!