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American Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

The American Oystercatcher is found in North America along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in the east, and on the Pacific coast of Mexico. In South America they are found on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, south of the equator.

On my trip to the Revillagigedos I had my best chance to meet this bird, but I only saw my first one at distance. Then in March 2020, while aboard another boat, this time looking for Whooping Cranes, I met another. I’m still unsatisfied with my images of this bird. Maybe someday I’ll get another opportunity and get better results.

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