American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Ardeidae

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, WA
October 27, 2012
Robert Niese

The American Bittern is famous for its unbelievable camouflage skills, but is slightly less well-known for its equally astounding vocal abilities. If you’ve never heard a Bittern singing, you should check it out here. It’s absolutely nothing like anything that you’ve ever heard before, I guarantee it.