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Common Name:Yellowlegs, Greater
Scientific Name:Tringa melanoleuca
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
Date:August 22, 2014

This is a common wading bird with long yellow-orange legs. It has a fairly long bill with a slight up-turn. Greater Yellowlegs are primarily a migrating species in Oregon, breeding further north in the summer, and wintering further south in the winter.

Gibson Creek - Salem, Oregon - - - January 12, 2014

Ona Beach State Park, Oregon - - -September 2, 2013

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America