Documentation of Black-necked Stilt

Observer Information

Reporter:  Scott Shaum  604 S. Park St. ,   Woodland Park, CO  80863
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Black-necked Stilt
First Date/Time:  5/7/2021 5:50:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  5/7/2021 9:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  20 minutes
County:  Teller
Specific Location:  Wrights Reservoir
Number:  2
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Breeding


Shoreline, shallow water

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Scope
Distance:  serval hundred yards
Light:  dawn, clear skies

Description of the Bird

This is a potential first county record - thus the submission to the committee.  Tall, lanky shorebird, black above, clean white underside, long red legs, thin, needle-like black bill. Exceptionaly poor digiscoped, distant photo added.   

Similar Species Discussion

None, the plumage was diagnositic and distinctive

Previous Experience

seen many times in various locals of CO and USA


Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

Photographer: Scott E Shaum

Photos |


Date Documentation Submitted

5/13/2021 8:53:00 PM
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