The American Coot is a medium-sized bird with a white bill, yellow legs, and lobed toes. The body is dark gray to black with a blackish head and neck. Some of the undertail coverts are white and visible, especially during display. Juveniles are paler and have greenish-gray legs. The downy chick’s plumage is a colorful orange on the head and neck. In flight, coots may be distinguished by a white trailing edge on most of the wing.
First Sighting of Year
|Sunday, November 15, 2015||73€“99 Lake St Sabattus ME United States|
|Sunday, February 14, 2016||49 Plum Island Tpke Newbury MA United States|
|Saturday, April 15, 2017||2205 Old Mexico Rd Port Bolivar TX United States|
|Wednesday, February 21, 2018||1710 W Mission Bay Dr San Diego CA United States|