Sora can be found in marshes throughout North America. Their large feet and short, bright yellow beaks make them stand out from other rails. We hope you enjoy the photos below from our online photo galleries.
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STALKING: GG’s Birds photographed this Sora at Glacier Ridge Metro Park wetlands, northwest of Columbus, Ohio.
SQUAT: This bird was sitting on a branch just above the marsh waters of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Gman79 snapped the photo.
Contributing Editor David Sibley calls St. Marks NWR the “Sora capital of the world.” In our August 2006 issue, David wrote that field sketches of Sora he made at St. Marks “translated directly into illustrations in my Guide to Birds.”
BIG FOOT: Online member The Scavenger came upon this Sora navigating wet reeds with its large feet at Richard W. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
BALANCING ACT: Wahoo Woman found this bird walking along a stick at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida.
BEAUTY: This Sora emerged from the reeds at Lake Murray in La Mesa, California, where ChillN was waiting to take a photo.
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