|Appearance||The American oystercatcher is a medium-sized shorebird about 16″ long. They’re black above, white below, and have a deep orange bill, yellow-orange eyes, and pink legs.|
|Diet||Mollusks, limpets, jellyfish, starfish, and other marine life.|
|Habitat||Interditadl areas along the beach and barrier islands. Sandy, salt marshy areas are preferred.|
|Nesting||The American oystercatcher uses a simple nest laying in the sand without any lining.|
Clutch: 2-4 eggs/brood
Egg color: light gray with brown spots
Egg size: 2.25″ x 1.55″
Incubation: 24-28 days.