170 bird observers recently joined us on a mission to survey California's charismatic seabird with the orange-red beak. We scoured the coast and patiently counted and recorded every one we saw.
Where once California was believed to be home to fewer than 1,000 Black Oystercatchers, we now estimate there are as many as 4,000!
You read that correctly -- this is great news! And it means we have work to do. Let's lock in these gains.
Right now, land managers have no guidance on how to protect oystercatchers in the face of increased coastal use and climate change. We're going to share best practices and protect oystercatcher breeding areas.
NOTE: Goal met! Supporters like you put us over the top! Thank you. You have helped us reach the $10,000 goal, guaranteeing a better future for the Black Oystercatcher. We are growing the Black Oystercatcher Conservation Fund to advance protections for this iconic seabird. We welcome your contribution.
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