Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

The seven Pribilof records are primarily from the late spring with a single mid-winter record. A short-range migrant on the mainland, this species is generally resident on the Aleutians. This is the presumptive source for local vagrants, which likely explains the lack of records for this species in the Pribilofs.

Photo by Nat Drumheller
Black Oystercatcher (2nd from left) with Black-legged Kittiwakes by Tom Johnson