Female Avocet


Scientific name: Recurvirostra avosetta

Did you know that Avocets are one of the UK’s most distinctive and elegant wading birds? With their long, slender legs and distinctive upturned bill, these birds are a true sight to behold!

Avocets are highly adapted to life in the water
They are excellent swimmers and divers, and are skilled at catching fish and other prey.

Avocets are a true joy to watch as they gracefully glide through the air
With their striking black and white plumage and elegant, long wings.

Avocets are an important part of the UK’s coastal ecosystems
These birds play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine life in our waters.

Avocets are a conservation success story
Thanks to successful conservation efforts, these birds have made a comeback in the UK after being extinct in the country for over a century.

The Avocet is a truly remarkable bird that is a delight to observe in the UK’s natural environment! So the next time you spot an Avocet, take a moment to appreciate the incredible beauty and adaptability of these amazing birds.

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Facts About The Avocet

Diet: They eat aquatic insects and their larvae, as well as crustaceans and worms.
Bird Family: Avocets and stilts
Length: 41 - 45cm
Wingspan: 76 - 80cm
Weight: 255 - 290g
Scientific Name: Recurvirostra avosetta

The Avocet Can Be Seen In The UK During The Following Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December