Greater Yellowlegs, Hillsboro, Oregon, 21 April 2010 by Greg Gillson.
The 13 categories of North American birds listed in the Field-friendly bird sequence: Part II are:
Chickadee and Wren-like Songbirds
Sparrow and Finch-like Songbirds
A beginner should be able to quickly place a bird they see into one of these categories.
Most wading waterbirds are generally long-legged and long necked. Many have longer bills for probing in mud for food. They can be solitary or in flocks, depending upon species and time of year. Though most are found near wetlands, others can be found in open grassland settings.
Wading waterbirds include shorebirds, herons, cranes, and rails.
Sandhill Crane, Harney Co., Oregon, 24 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.
White-faced Ibis, Harney Co., Oregon, 24 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.
Sanderling, Coos Bay, Oregon, 28 August 2011 by Greg Gillson.
Great Blue Heron, Forest Grove, Oregon, 18 January 2010 by Greg Gillson.