The American Oystercatcher, true to it’s name, specializes in eating bivalves. While they are fair commonly seen here during the summer months, come Fall they move farther south, seeking warmer temperatures. Upon their Spring arrival they get busy building nests and preparing to rise their young. Nests are scratched out in the sand, lined with peddles and sit along the high tide line. The clutch generally contains 2 -4 eggs. Many of eggs fall victim to the seagulls and are disturbed by many other predators, including man. These birds are of concern and are currently listed on the “yellow” list by the Audubon.