American Oystercatcher Working Group

Whoosh Net

Set up and use of a Whoosh Net for adult shorebird capture. North Carolina. 2011. (submitted by Ted Simons)

Whoosh Net Capture

A capture of a pair of adult American Oystercatchers using a Whoosh Net. Texas. 2012. (submitted by Susan Heath)

Noose Trapping

American Oystercatcher: adult capture using a noose carpet and decoy. (submitted by Shiloh Schulte)

Eggshell Removal

American Oystercatcher: adult incubating chicks, removes eggshell. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2011. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Territorial Dispute

American Oystercatcher: adult incubating nest, territorial dispute and display at nest. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2011. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Raccoon Predation

American Oystercatcher: adult incubating nest, raccoon predation. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2010. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Incubation Switch

American Oystercatcher: adult incubating nest, incubation switch. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2010. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Return to Nest

American Oystercatcher: adult returning to nest to incubate. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2010. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Heart Rate

American Oystercatcher: adult incubating nest, heart rate before running off nest, ATV drive-by. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2010. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Heart Rate

American Oystercatcher: adult incubating nest, heart rate as ghost crab walks by. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2010. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Ghost Crab Predation

American Oystercatcher: ghost crab predates chick. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. 2010. (submitted by Tracy Borneman)

Territorial Displaying

American Oystercatcher: adults displaying during a territory dispute. North Beach, Chatham, Massachusetts. 2011. (submitted by Tom Olson)

Archive: Live Footage of an American Oystercatcher Nest

In 2012, we posted live streaming of American Oystercatchers incubating a nest on an island in Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts.