Black Oystercatcher - Haematopus bachmani

Length 1.4-1.5 ft (41.9-47.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.5-2.9 ft (76.2-88.9 cm)
Weight M: 1.2-1.4 lb (555-648 g), F: 1.4-1.7 lb (618-750 g)
Clutch Size 1-4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Black Oystercatcher is found along the western coast of North America from Alaska to northern Mexico. They have a solid blackish-brownish body with an orange bill. They have yellow eyes ringed by orange. They are usually seen in pairs or small groups. Black Oystercatchers mainly eat mussels and limpets.

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