American Oystercatcher

Originally posted on Feathered Focus:
Hey guys, welcome back. Today’s bird is probably the easiest shorebird to identify, the American oystercatcher. This crow-sized shorebird sports a brown back, white belly, black head, and a long, thick, red bill which they use for (you guessed it) catching oysters. Because they eat exclusively saltwater mollusks, their range is restricted to the ocean shoreline and they rarely wander… Continue reading American Oystercatcher


Bay Photos by Donna I almost missed this tropical bird, a Limpkin, foraging a freshwater swamp. Although it resembles herons and ibises in general form, the Limpkin is generally considered to be more closely related to rails and cranes. Limpkin The Limpkin was hunting for apple snails (its favorite), frogs, lizards, and crustaceans. Limpkin foraging “Fluffin’ the Feathers” Although it resembles herons and ibises in … Continue reading Limpkin