Fort De Soto, Pinellas County, Florida
A row of Pied Oystercatchers at a small and gorgeous Bicheno beach.
These Sooty Oystercatchers look a lot like our Black Oystercatchers! I couldn't see whether their eyes were as pretty.
Oystercatcher eggs I came across on the dunes at Surfside Beach, TX.
American Oystercatcher on north beach at Tybee Island, GA.
Poor photos and a poor memory - surf bird?
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...