Galleries » Bird Galleries » Shorebirds » Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

The Black Oystercatcher is a rather shy bird. It uses its chisel-like bill to pry mollusks off rocks. These birds require a rocky shore to find their food, so they won’t likely be seen on sandy beaches. They’re found all along the Pacific coast of North America from Baja California Mexico to the Aleutian coast of Alaska, wherever suitable shorelines are found.

Click map markers to reveal further information