Avocets are in the order of Charadriiformes, family of Recurvirostridae and genus of Recurvirostra of which there are four individual species as shown below. Clicking the common name will provide further details in Wikipedia, but you will have to click the Apapane folder and then the Avocets folder to get back. Photos are available on the American Avocet and can be seen by clicking the American Avocet folder beneath the fine line in the above light blue area.