Comparing Common Gallinules and American Coots

2017-02-21T06:30:35+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Birds, American Coots, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Box Elder County, Common Gallinules, Florida, Lake Carillon, Pinellas County, Roosevelt Wetlands, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Common Gallinules and American Coots are both from the Rallidae family and there are some similarities in their appearance, for instance both have a triangular bill with a frontal shield at the top.

Late Migrating American Avocets in Utah

2016-12-07T12:05:26+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Categories: Birds, American Avocets, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most of the American Avocets have migrated away from northern Utah but most years we can have a few stragglers that haven't migrated by this time of the year