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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

In Washington, nests on rocky saltwater shore primarily in San Juan Islands and west locally through Strait of Juan de Fuca to outer coast. One "confirmed" nesting for our area, on Spy's Island at Deception Pass off northern tip of Whidbey Island; also found regularly along western Whidbey shoreline south to Partridge Point. Non-breeding stragglers occasionally reported farther south in Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound.

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