The Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) is a distinctive black bird with a red bill and red-orange eye that inhabits the rocky shorelines of western North America. It ranges from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the coast of the Baja California peninsula. The black oystercatcher is not considered a threatened species; however, it is of high conservation concern throughout its range. Its global population size is estimated between 8,900 to 11,000 birds. The diet of the black oystercatcher consists of a variety of invertebrate marine life that clings to the rocks below the high tide line. This includes mussels, whelks and limpets but rarely oysters. This black oystercatcher was photographed while looking for food among the rocks at Marrowstone Spit in Fort Flagler State Park near Port Townsend, Washington State, USA.