4 birds, split in to pairs, resting/foraging on the beach.
Pair flew in and settled down on this gravel bar, which was exposed by the very low tide.
Two black oystercatchers were seen on the rocky shore of Carmel River State Beach.
saw 3 outside of plot
The oystercatchers are a group of waders forming the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. They are found on coasts worldwide apart from the polar regions and some tropical regions of Africa and South East Asia. The exception to this is the Eurasian Oystercatcher and the South Island Oystercatcher, both of which breed inland, far inland in some cases. In the past there has been a great deal of confusion as to the species...