7 American Oystercatchers were observed at Breezy Point in Queens NYC on 3-11. Of the 7, three were banded. After getting a read on the codes, I realized that I had documented all three at the site in previous seasons. The bands read as follows: U2, YAE and YAJ. Hopefully these birds will settle in and use Breezy Point as their breeding site.
Breezy Point in Queens is a critical stopover and breeding site for many birds including, American Oystercatchers, Piping Plovers, Common, Forsters, Least and possibly Roseate Terns. Please respect the roped off areas at Breezy Point and do not disturb nesting birds.