American Avocet Identification

Adult Description

  • Large shorebird. Long legs.
  • Long, upturned bill.
  • Black-and-white upperparts.
  • Rusty or gray neck and head.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but head colored light buff.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 16.9-18.5 in (43-47 cm)
    • Weight: 9.7-12.3 oz (275-350 g)
    • Wingspan: 28.4 in (72 cm)