American oystercatcher: Bright bill stands out at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Published 7:01 am Monday, February 21, 2022

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For those out birding or just walking along the shore, it’s difficult to miss the bright orange-red bill of the American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus).¬†Over the next few months on the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, oystercatcher nests will be protected by refuge staff by posting do not enter signs at the nesting sites.

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