American Oystercatcher is a large, gregarious shorebird breeding on the Atlantic coast from northern Florida to New England. Locally breeding birds arrive relatively early in the migration and can now be found establishing their territories around coastal Brooklyn. The IUCN lists them as being of "Least Concern" as they have a very wide range with increasing populations in the United States. Each year for the last 4 years an individual with the leg band "C6" returns to Plum Beach in Brooklyn to breed. Check out a cool oystercatcher tracking program on Audubon North Carolina's website here.