American Coot (Fulica americana)
 
Status in the Checklist Area - Common
     
 
Information

A small waterbird that, when in the water, may suggest a grebe by their shape and ability to dive. However, they are quite able on land and are a familiar sight scampering around with their oversized feet grazing on grass. American coots are actually related to cranes and rails.

Similar species:
Fairly unmistakable

Best Viewing Locations:
Sardis Pond, Chilliwack

     
Noteworthy Data
 
Date
Location
Source(s)
Comments
08-Nov-2004 Cheam Lake Wetlands, Popkum G. Gadsden A high count of 314 individuals on lake.
 
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Audio and Video    
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