This fella was sporting not one, not two, but three leg bands when we found him strutting along the beach at the Texas City Dike! With this banding on his legs, it was apparent that there is a research group somewhere that is studying the life cycle of the Oyster Catcher. I Googled it, and low and behold, I found the organization! The American Oystercatcher Working Group http://amoywg.org/) is doing an on-going research project on the Oystercatcher. I filled out a form from their website and submitted my photos of the bird giving them the exact location of our sighting!
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