With its striking coloration, long legs, and elegant profile, the American Avocet is unique among North American Birds. In the Fall and Winter, the Avocet migrates from the Midwest to the Southeastern portion of the Atlantic Coast, including the barrier islands of South Carolina. The Avocet can be found digging for food in shallow fresh and saltwater marshes or shallow coastal bays. Walk along Folly Beach, and you’ll see this quick-footed bird running across the sand and digging for food. We like to think that we’re unique, quick-footed, beach lovers as well.