The first time I saw a Black-Necked Stilt I was amazed that such a bird would exist. They have easily become my favorite shorebird. Being all black and white, however, they can be a significant challenge photographically. In sunlight, it's very hard to keep detail in both the white and black feathers. And with all black eyes, it's also hard to get a little catch light in the eyes to separate them from their black feathers. Here are some of my favorite photos of these wonderful and beautiful shorebirds.