Van Hoose (1955:302) reported a small breeding colony of American Avocets 8 mi.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
The Avocet can be known from any other bird by its up-curved bill, light plumage, webbed feet and large size (length about 17 inches).
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The Avocet is interesting and attractive in appearance, without having any especially notable characteristics.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897]" by Various
The Australian Avocet is one species of a cosmopolitan genus.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
The Avocets and Stilts are wading Snipes.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
The American avocet breeds from Washington southward and spends its winters from central California south.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
The Avocet is met with throughout a great part of the Old World, and is said to be not unfrequent in Holland and France.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
Later, we experimented on many oological varieties, especially Stilt's and Avocet's eggs.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
And the peewit’s cry is borne on the wind,
though longing’s borne farther away.
How bitterly close one’s heart is confined
when the avocet migrates in May!
"May Night" by Jeppe Aakjaer