Photo Credit: Dave Cagnolatti & Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tringa melanoleuca

STATUS: Common in winter, spring, and fall, rare in early summer, and uncommon in late summer in Gulf Coast region. In Tennessee Valley, fairly common in winter and spring, common in fall, and uncommon in summer. In Mountain and Inland Coastal Plain regions, fairly common in spring and fall, uncommon in winter and late summer. Low Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found along shorelines of shallow ponds and lakes, marsh edges, in flooded fields, and on mudflats.