Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

f6.3 @ 1/1000s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 500mm

"Black-necked Stilt," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The black-necked stilt is found in estuarine, lacustrine, salt pond and emergent wetland habitats; it is generally a lowland bird but in Central America has been found up to 8,200 ft (2,500 m) ASL and commonly seen in llanos habitat in northern South America. It is also found in seasonally flooded wetlands. Use of salt evaporation ponds has increased significantly since 1960 in the USA, and they may now be the primary wintering habitat; these salt ponds are especially prevalent in southern San Francisco Bay. At the Salton Sea, the black-necked stilt is resident year-round.
Gilbert, Arizona