Tag Archives: Black Oystercatcher

Siletz Bay

This Common Scoter was recently found in Siletz Bay, just south of Lincoln City. This is only the second record of this species in North America, so he was definitely worth chasing. The Common Scoter seems pretty comfortable in Siletz … Continue reading

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The North Coast

I took my shorebird class to the coast, from Cannon Beach to Hammond. While birding overall was good, the shorebirds were less than stellar in both number and diversity. Black Oystercatcher is a reliable species on Haystack Rock. Nesting season … Continue reading

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North Coast

I spent a warm sunny morning around Cannon Beach and Seaside. The first stop was Silver Point, just south of Cannon Beach, for a sea watch. There were plenty of birds out there, way out there. It is what I … Continue reading

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Shorebird Class

I took my shorebirds class to Seaside. At the Cove, we found Black Turnstones, Surfbirds, and these Black Oystercatchers. Best bird of the day was this Red Knot at the Necanicum Estuary. OK, not a shorebird, but this Western Gull … Continue reading

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Tillamook Bay, 9/24/11

I took my Portland Audubon class to Tillamook Bay (Birding Oregon p. 125). We found strong winds, high tides, and rough seas, but the weather was warm and mostly sunny. This photo was taken on the bayside of Bayocean Spit. … Continue reading

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Rockpipers

Two of the more common rock-loving shorebirds along the coast are Black Oystercatcher and Black Turnstone. Both species hang out on rocky shorelines in the intertidal zone, probing the wave-splashed rocks for mollusks. Black Oystercatchers would be very hard to … Continue reading

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