Photo Credit: Marlene Cashen & Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation
http://www.weeksbay.org/

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Himantopus mexicanus

STATUS: Breeder. Common in spring, summer, and fall, and rare in winter in Gulf Coast region. In other regions, occasional in spring, summer, and fall. Low Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found in shallow lakes, grassy marshes, pools, flooded fields, and on mudflats.