American Bittern (Botanus lentiginosus)
Status: Listed as Special Concern
Size: Height: 24-36 inches
Habitat: The bittern lives in emergent wetlands with plenty of vegetative cover.
Food: Diet includes fish, frogs, crayfish, snails, and aquatic insects.
Adaptations: Bitterns hide by standing with their bill pointed upwards. Their feather coloration provides camouflage in tall vegetation.