AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER

INFORMATION

The American Oystercatcher bird is found all along the Pacific coast and in some areas of the Atlantic Ocean. In the Galapagos, they are found in the intertidal zone of most islands. Their population isn’t big; around 400 birds live in the archipelago.

Males and females are similar and they are usually seen in pairs. They breed mainly in the months of October to March. They can be seen patrolling the beach in search of food and they curiously approach tourists.

OTHER SPECIES

OTHER SPECIES

American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher

This funny looking bird is able to open the shells of crabs and mollusks and eat the content with its skillful beak. Their vocalizations are very easy to recognize among other birds....
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Lava Heron

Lava Heron

This bird is commonly seen in all of the islands, hunting near the water in search of crabs and small fish. Even though it is highly territorial, it is fearless to humans. ...
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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

They are the most solitary and mysterious birds of the Galapagos. This specie is well known around the globe because it can adapt to almost any wetland habitat. ...
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