The Black-Necked stilt is found in shallow fresh and brackish open wetlands, mud flats, pools, and grassy marshes throughout the southern and Western United States, south to Peru. It migrates moderate distances, often congregating on flooded fields.
The Black-Necked Stilt feeds by sight and not by touch; it usually feeds on the water’s surface while standing.
Accessories like bird feeder poles can help out these delicate looking creatures! This is also a fun bird to watch using bird watching binoculars.