Summertime and the birding is… well, it can be challenging between the heat, the thick foliage, and the more secretive avian behavior exhibited this time of year. However, one category of birds stands out as you scan a lakeshore, riverbank, or other wetland habitat: white waders. Conspicuous with their long legs, necks, and bills, the bright white members of the heron and egret family, along with a few other species, are always a joy to spot, although sometimes a challenge to distinguish from one another. How well do you know your white waders?
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