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American Oystercatcher     Haematopus palliatus

The American Oystercatcher can be found in most coastal areas from Massachusetts to the Gulf Coast; from the Caribbean south to Argentina; and along the Pacific Coast from Chile to Baja California.  It is mostly a residential bird; however, a few that breed from Maryland northward will migrate.

In Florida, the American Oystercatcher is a breeding resident over most of Florida’s coastline.