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Water Bird Highlights of 2016 in photos and text:
Part 1: Waders and shorebirds: American Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Killdeers, Sandpipers (Least, Solitary, Pectoral), Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson’s Phalaropes.
Part 2: More waders and shorebirds: herons—Great Blue and Green
Part 3: Some ducks and coots : American Green-winged Teals, American Coots, American Wigeon, Buffleheads, Goldeneyes: Barrow’s and Common
Part 4: More ducks: Gadwalls, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Common Loon, Mallards
Part 5: More ducks: Northern Shovelers, Pied-billed Grebes, Horned and Red-necked Grebes (briefly), Redheads, Ruddy Ducks, Teals—Blue winged and Cinnamon, and finally, Wood Ducks.
Part 6: Geese and swans: Canada Geese, Snow Geese, White-fronted Geese, Tundra Swans.