Black Oystercatcher

1/1250s at f5.6, ISO:800, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/800mm

The American Black Oystercatcher is restricted in its range, never straying far from shores, in particular favoring rocky shorelines. The bird is seen mostly on coastal stretches which have some quieter embayments, such as jetty protected areas. It forages in the intertidal zone, feeding on marine invertebrates. It will also take crabs, isopods and barnacle. It ranges from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the coast of the Baja California peninsula.
Kodiak, AK