Rocky seacoasts and islands, less commonly sandy beaches.Back to top
Molluscs, especially mussels and limpetsBack to top
|Clutch Size:||1-4 eggs|
|Condition at Hatching:||Downy and active, able to leave nest as soon as down dries.|
Though widespread, Black Oystercatcher is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists bird species that are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without conservation action.Back to top
Andres, Brad A. and Gary A. Falxa. 1995. Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. Longevity records of North American birds. Version 2015.2. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bird Banding Laboratory 2015.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative. 2014. The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.
Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.