Photo Credits: Mike Baird

Photo Credits: Mike Baird

Sora (Porzana carolina)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: Soras weigh 1.7-4 oz. and are about 7.9-9.8 in. in height.

HABITAT: The Sora lives in wetland areas such as marshes and along the edges of large bodies of water.

DIET: They eat seeds and invertebrates such as insects and snails.

NOTES: They have multiple calls, some of which are “sor-AH” and a repeated “ker-wee.” They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

FREQUENCY: Rare

Frequency: Rar

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