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 rockContinue reading “Black Oystercatcher”

Black Oystercatcher Sighted!

Just like it reads in the bird guide books, the black oystercatcher is found on the rock coastline of the Pacific Ocean. As the coastline disappears because of rising sea levels, development and erosion, the oystercatcher is displaced. Yesterday, I spotted a pair on the rocks at Asilomar, three miles north of Carmel. This wasContinue reading “Black Oystercatcher Sighted!”