Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Botaurus lentiginosus
  • English
    • American Bittern
  • Spanish
    • Avetoro norteño
  • French
    • butor d'Amérique
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • AMBI
  • Portuguese
    • Abetouro-americano

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Recent observations

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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dpom

Date

August 6, 2013 10:03 AM PDT

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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swampy

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Rare visitor

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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July 18, 2015

Description

Took off before we could get a camera out.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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zaccota

Date

July 11, 2015

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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lomoloop

Date

April 30, 2015 08:05 PM EDT

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Description

American Bittern heard vocalizing. patches of snow in woods. Air temp = 52 degrees F. Sky code = 1 (partly cloudy); wind code = 2. Natural sounds. Woodcock also heard. American Bittern heard at same location on 2015-05-25 at 22:03 (air temp = 61 degrees F). Sky code = 0 (clear); wind code = 0 (calm). Natural sounds. May temperatures below average.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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chrisgoforth

Date

February 1, 2014 02:47 PM EST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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bdunc

Date

May 18, 2014

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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swampy

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

Stayed a few days to feed. Locals saw it eat a snake.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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billmiky

Date

October 26, 2009

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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jaliya

Date

June 19, 2015

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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sjwiggins85

Date

the past

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 15, 2015 12:43 PM PDT

Description

Pair and their teenager.

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Description from Wikipedia

The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.