American Avocet Recurvirostra americana (Gmelin, 1789)  Synonyms: AMAV, Avocet.

Where to find:

Surprisingly difficult to find in Maryland away from shorebird hot spots such as Hart-Miller and Poplar Islands. On the mainland, try Swan Creek in Anne Arundel County and Truitt's Landing in Worcester County.

There are 73 records in the project database.

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An American Avocet calling at Swan Creek in northern Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/20/2018). - Bill Hubick.

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An American Avocet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Avocets in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/7/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

American Avocets in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

American Avocets at a storm water pond in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/21/2014). Found by Tom Ostrowski. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A lingering American Avocet found at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co., Maryland (11/3/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

An American Avocet in Hampstead, Carroll Co., Maryland (9/21/2014). Fourth county record found by Sharon Schwemmer. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Avocets in flight at Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware (12/30/2011). Photo by Wendy Crowe. (MBP list)

An American Avocet in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/14/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An American Avocet in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/11/1983). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An American Avocet in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/23/2001). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An American Avocet at Back River WWTP in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/19/1979). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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