Find This Bird
You can find American Coots by scanning lakes and ponds for a small, all-black bird with a bright white bill. They may be at the edges, among vegetation, or out in open water; you may even see them walking around (not waddling) on land on their fairly long, yellow-green legs. In the winter, they can be found in massive flocks of coots and other waterfowl, sometimes numbering in the thousands of individuals.
Help us find out how American Coot populations are doing in mid-winter by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count
Look for American Coot nests and contribute valuable data about them through NestWatch
Report your American Coot sightings to eBird
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