Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatchers (Haematopus bachmani) are found up and down the BC coast and are rarely found far from the shoreline. They prefer rocky shores and outcroppings but are also sometimes found on sandy beaches and are usually seen in small groups. They primarily consume molluscs, such as mussels, but will also eat crabs and isopods and other marine invertebrates. They nest on the ground in depressions they make out of small rocks and usually have 2-3 offspring in the spring or early summer.


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