~Black-necked Stilt at Bitter Lakes National Wildlife  Refuge

 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.

Black-necked Stilt on Bitter Lake
Black-necked Stilt on Bitter Lake

I watched this beauty as she headed for the shoreline looking for food until she flew away.

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If you would like to know more about Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, please chick here: 

Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the southern plains.
Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the southern plains.

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4 thoughts on “~Black-necked Stilt at Bitter Lakes National Wildlife  Refuge”

  1. 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

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

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