Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio oystercatchers in the family, Haematopodidae.

Oystercatcher Wiki
The oystercatchers are a group of waders forming the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. They are found on coasts worldwide apart from the polar regions and some tropical parts of Africa and South East Asia. In the past, there has been lots of confusion as to the species limits, with discrete populations of all Black Oystercatchers being afforded specific status but Pied Oystercatchers being considered one single species.

The name oystercatcher was coined by Mark Catesby in 1731 as a common name for the North American species H. palliatus, described as eating oysters. Yarrell in 1843 established this as the preferred term, replacing the older name Sea Pie. The genus name Haematopus comes from the Greek haima αἳμα blood, pous πούς foot.

Oystercatcher Photography Portfolio Includes these Species
American Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus
Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani
Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus


Collective Noun - Oystercatchers
There are three collective nouns for the oystercatcher, and all of them are good. A group of oystercatchers is called a stew, Rockefeller, or parcel. I think it would be appropriate to add a shell as another collective noun.

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Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus also known as the Common Pied OystercatcherFresh fledgling - Black OystercatcherBlack Oystercatcher - Oregon CoastBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniBlack Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmaniAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus