Black Oystercatcher

I’ve seen two black oystercatchers this year, prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. Ten years ago I saw this species everyday in the summer. This photo is from a few years ago–took from a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean along Big Sur. Coastal development and natural erosion threaten this bird which nests exclusively in coastal rock areas. Perhaps, the temporary halt to construction will increase its population over the coming months.

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