Oystercatcher Diaries

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 23 The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 23
Flat tires, siestas and private moments mark the end of the field season.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 22
The field season is quickly coming to an end, but chicks are still fledging.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 21
There's never a dull moment when you are out banding chicks.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 20
With only one nest remaining to hatch, the field season is winding down.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 19
This week the team is reminded why it's important to heed nesting site signs and what happens when people don't.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 18
What happens when an oystercatcher chick fledges? Researchers witness firsthand some parent-chick interaction that may answer this question.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 17
This week the team finds that there's a first time for everything as they discover one pair's effort to raise a successful family. Plus, submit your entry for a fun caption contest.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 16
It's hard work looking after two toddlers, especially when you are surrounded by voracious chick eating machines!

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 15
Human disturbance and predation by mammals are two problems that plague nesting oystercatchers.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 14
A strong late season cold front roared through our area this week with heavy rain and thunderstorms. Some nests survived while others didn't fare so well.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 13
Sneaky oystercatchers, sneaky predators.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 12
The nesting habits of American oystercatchers never cease to amaze!

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 11
Big news! Our first chick fledged!

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 10
The team bands the first chick of the season.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 9
Type A or Type B? American oystercatchers have personalities too.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 8
A chance meeting with old friends proves that previously banded chicks are doing well.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 7
Bad weather and high tides present difficulties for researchers and birds.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 6
Week six was full of ups and downs as many of the weeks to come will be.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 5
The American oystercatcher team continues to find new nests.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Weeks 3 & 4
Despite bad weather, the team makes some observations and continues to find new oystercatcher nests.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Week 2 continued
What can happen in two days in the field? A lot it turns out.

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2014: Weeks 1 and 2
The 2014 field season has officially started.

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