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Greater Yellowlegs    Tringa melanoleuca

The Greater Yellowlegs is a common migrant throughout most of North America both along the coast and the interior.  They breed in the boreal forest from southern Alaska east to Newfoundland.  They winter along the coast from southern British Columbia and Connecticut south throughout Central and South America and the West Indies.

In Florida, migrants generally start arriving from late July-October and depart from March-May. However, a few non-breeding birds remain throughout the year.  They are not as common in the panhandle as further south.