Banded American Oystercatcher

Thanks to Birdchick who posted about a banded American Oystercatcher, we reported one that we found at South Beach, Massachusetts.

Here we have AMOY “yellow #60” or who we’ve named Yogi as in the great baseballcatcher, Yogi Berra
American Oystercatcher Banded

The American Oystercatcher or AMOY Banding project is a fascinating project focused on these fun shorebirds. Shortly after submitting our band, we received confirmation about the bird.

Yogi was banded at South Beach this year as an adult. It will be fun to hear if he or she is found feeding somewhere way south.

Read more about American Oystercatchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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