Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)
Origins: The “old world” counterpart of American Oystercatcher, this species is widespread across much of Europe, Asia and Africa and breeds commonly in Iceland.
Record Details: Three records for Newfoundland: (1) Tors Cove, May 22-25, 1995; (2) Eastport (Bonavista Bay), April 3 – May 2, 1999; and (3) St. John’s, August 5, 2006 (identified from a photograph). The only other North American record occurred on Buldir Island, Alaska (Western Aleutians) in May 2012.
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