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Black Oystercatcher lovers care about global warming

September 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Black Oystercatcher, Climate Change

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Black Oystercatcher nesting season in full swing

May 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Black Oystercatcher, seabirds

Black Oystercatcher nesting season has begun in California, and a network of Audubon and agency observers are tracking the success of breeding birds from Mendocino to Morro Bay. All told, over 80 people in nine counties visit one or more nest sites at least once a week to check the status of oystercatcher nests. The […]

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April 27: 2014 Black Oystercatcher Workshop

April 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Black Oystercatcher, Volunteer

Citizen scientist call to action! Have you ever wondered who these intriguing shorebirds are? Why they make such a ruckus from the rocks? Here’s your opportunity to find out. Attend the 2014 Black Oystercatcher Workshop on Sunday, April 27, from 9am-2pm at the Russian Gulch Recreation Hall. Learn something new, meet other bird aficionados, and […]

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Richardson Bay is worth a visit this summer

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Black Oystercatcher, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Although birds and people alike best know Richardson Bay as highly desirable wintertime waterbird habitat, our sanctuary waters are teeming with life during the summer as well. The brackish waters of our bay sustain a multitude of creatures just beneath the surface and many above as well. All summer long, leopard sharks have surprised and […]

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Why the Black Oystercatcher is a 2012 Bird of the Year nominee

December 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Black Oystercatcher, Uncategorized

With its beeping call and bright carrot-like beak, the Black Oystercatcher is the clown among the 2012 Bird of the Year nominees. Audubon California first involved itself with the species in 2010 when we were surprised to see how little was known. Despite their special status as a federal Focal Species, and their popularity with […]

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Your nominees for Audubon California’s 2012 Bird of the Year are …

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Black Oystercatcher, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Snowy Plover

The nominees for Audubon California’s 2012 Bird of the Year are: Golden Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Tricolored Blackbird, Yellow Warbler, Sandhill Crane, Western Snowy Plover, and Burrowing Owl. You’ll decide which bird wins. Vote now for one of the nominated birds — or write in your own choice. Voting continues through Dec. 7. Want to know […]

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Voting for Audubon California’s 2012 Bird of the Year has begun

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Black Oystercatcher, California Condor, Tricolored Blackbird, Yellow-billed Magpie

Voting has begun for Audubon California’s 2012 Bird of the Year, which will recognize a California bird species of conservation interest that made a significant impact this year. All members of the public are encouraged to cast their votes online through Dec. 7. Audubon California established the contest three years ago to highlight the state’s remarkable […]

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How did the Oystercatcher get its name?

August 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Black Oystercatcher

The Oystercatcher’s name belies the truth in its diet. Black Oystercatchers do not mainly eat oysters. One may wonder how then did the bird receive its name. Much like P. Diddy, or Puff Daddy, or whatever the artist is referring to himself these days, the shorebird has been called more than one thing. The first […]

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Stupid bird humor

August 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Black Oystercatcher, stupid bird humor

Black Oystercatcher math. Share on Facebook

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You can help us protect the Black Oystercatcher

August 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Black Oystercatcher, seabirds, Video

Learn more about the Black Oystercatcher — and help us make a difference for this terrific bird. Share on Facebook

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Update on Point Bonita Black Oystercatcher family

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Black Oystercatcher, S.F. Bay, seabirds

Anna Weinstein, our Seabird Program Manager visited the Point Bonita chicks today. She spotted all three chicks. They are bigger than last week but still being fed by parents and staying at rock where they were born. To find out how you can visit the nest, please read last week’s post. (Photo from NPS) Share on […]

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Family of five Black Oystercatchers in Marin County

July 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Black Oystercatcher, S.F. Bay, seabirds

One of the groups our Black Oystercatcher team has adopted is off of Point Bonita in Golden Gate National National Recreation Area. Our Seabird Program Manager reports today that “the family of five is alive and well. A combination of parents feeding chicks and the chicks feeding themselves, just like human teenagers!” She expects them […]

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