Black Oystercatcher Photo Gallery
Head to Kenai Fjords National Park for a great chance at seeing this beautiful sea bird in the wild.
What does the Black Oystercatcher look like?
Black Oystercatchers are large black shorebirds. They have a long red bill, muted pink legs, and bright yellow eyes. Juveniles look like adults.
Black Oystercatcher Habitat
Black Oystercatcher Facts
Black Oystercatchers are large and loud shorebirds of the Pacific Coast. Colonies of birds whistling noisy "wheeps" easily let hikers know their presence nearby well before spotting them. They favor rocky coastlines over pristine beaches. Birds in the southern portion of their range have lighter plumage than their northern cousins.