Feeding on aquatic insects, marine worms, small fishes, small crustaceans and mollusks, the Willet is a large shorebird that can be found breeding around Brooklyn, as well as, New York City's other 4 boroughs. There are actually two distinct subspecies. The eastern subspecies of Willet breeds from Nova Scotia to Mexico and the Caribbean in coastal saltmarshes. The western subspecies breeds in freshwater prairie marshes. In flight, this shorebird is easily identified by a conspicuous, broad white stripe on each wing. According to Birdlife International, their worldwide populations appear to be stable.