Living Bird Magazine
Black OystercatcherHaematopus bachmani
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Haematopodidae
A large, conspicuous, and noisy bird of the Pacific Coast, the Black Oystercatcher can be found along rocky shores from Alaska to Baja California.More ID Info
- Ostrero Negro Norteamericano (Spanish)
- Huîtrier de Bachman (French)
- Cool Facts
- Black Oystercatchers from Alaska to about Oregon are entirely black, but southward from there birds show increasing amounts of white feathers and browner (less black) abdomens.
- The oldest recorded Black Oystercatcher was at least 6 years, 2 months old when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in British Columbia.