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Black-necked Stilt  Himantopus mexicanus

Black-necked Stilts breed in the interior of the country from Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas; on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts south through most of Central and South America; and in the West Indies.  Spring migration occurs from March through May and fall migration from August through November.

In Florida, Stilts breed in the central and southern portions of the state during the summer months. Although most of the birds migrate south in the fall, a few remain throughout the winter.