Willet Images and Information:
- Willets are large gray to brown shorebirds with long gray legs with thick straight bills.
- Western Willets differ from Eastern Willets in ecology and their calls.
- Willets are the only North American sandpiper whose breeding range extends into the tropics.
- Western Willets prefer to breed in grasslands and prairies near freshwater while Eastern Willets prefer coastal saltmarshes, barrier beaches and islands.
- During the winter Western Willets migrate south and winter along coastal areas while Eastern Willets migrate further south.
- Willets lay 4 to 5 eggs which take 22 to 29 days to hatch. Both sexes incubate but only the male incubates at night.
- Willets can live up to 10 years
I hope you enjoy viewing my Willet photos.