Black Oystercatcher Monitoring Project (BLOY)
"BLOY" is an acronym for Black Oystercatcher Monitoring Project which I have recently become involved with. This project’s purpose is to assess the black oystercatcher (BLOY) as a Federal Species of Concern by monitoring BLOY habitat and BLOY reproductive success. The monitoring project recruits community science volunteers to assist in the collection and timely reporting of observational data from March through September.
I have been assigned an area of coastline to monitor as a potential site where black oystercatchers may nest. While monitoring this area, I am also capturing images and video clips, some of which you can see here. I will be adding more images as I acquire them throughout the coming months.
Learn more about this striking bird HERE.
Learn more about BLOY HERE.
Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)
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