Gerald Friesen: Crakes, Lapwings, Storks, Cormorants, Plovers, Herons, Egrets and Terns


Photographer and Avianweb Contributor

Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, Jao Camp, Botswana, Africa


Gerald’s Cormorants, Plover, Heron and Egret images are published on these pages:


Black Crakes (Amaurornis flavirostra)


Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) / Gull Species

Herons / Egrets

Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Purple Herons (Ardea purpurea)

Slaty Egrets or Herons (Egretta vinaceigula)

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) / Heron Species – Featured

White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae, formerly Ardea novaehollandiae)

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, San Elijo Lagoon, CA

Sandpiper / Plovers

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) – Featured


White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)


Leptoptilos / genus

Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)

Yellow-billed Storks (Mycteria ibis) – Featured


Northern Jacanas (Jacana spinosa)

Yellow-billed Stork


Andean Lapwings (Vanellus resplendens)

Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)

Long-toed Lapwing (Vanellus crassirostris) – Featured

Senegal Lapwing (Vanellus lugubris)


Three-banded Coursers (Rhinoptilus cinctus)


Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

Terns – Featured

California Least Tern (Sternula antillarum brownii) – Featured


Band-rumped Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma castro)

California Least Tern, Sterna antillarum browni, San Elijo Lagoon, CA

Other Bird Images by Gerald Friesen

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