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Common Name:Willet
Scientific Name:Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Family:Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Area:Fields Landing - Humboldt Bay, California
Date:October 25, 2011

Willets are large members of the Sandpiper Family, dull in color, with long straight thick bills.

Reference:National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer