Wyoming Wildlife - The Wading & Shorebirds!

The birds in this section have about as much diversity as any group that you'd find hanging out at the beach or local wetland. Most have the long, skinny legs and widespread toes of any glamorous runway model, but a few are rougher-around-the-edges and get by with shorter, sturdier legs and bit of webbing along the toes. And then there is the matter cuisine. Some lack sophistication altogether and prey on fish or frogs, but others have finer tastes and prefer to dine on the delicacies of invertebrates that wiggle about in the mud.

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Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane Video Clip

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Video Clip

Black-crowned Night-heron

Black-crowned Night-heron Video Clip

American Bittern

American Bittern Video Clip

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant Video Clip

White-faced Ibis

White-faced Ibis Video Clip

White Pelican

White Pelican Video Clip

American Avocet

American Avocet Video Clip

Black Necked Stilt

Black Necked Stilt Video Clip

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs Video Clip

Marbled Godwit

Marbled Godwit Video Clip

Upland Plover

Upland Plover Video Clip


Willet Video Clip

Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher Video Clip

Common Snipe

Common Snipe Video Clip


Sanderling Video Clip

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper Video Clip

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope Video Clip

California Gull

California Gull Video Clip

Common Tern

Common Tern Video Clip