Hatchlings of magellanic oystercatcher recorded for the first time in the marine reserve of ECIM, in the summer of 2020

The first black oystercatchers have been born at ECIM. Since the creation of the Las Cruces Marine Reserve more than 36 years ago with restricted shoreline access, the black oystercatcher Haematopus ater has been spotted nesting within the reserve. There are fewer and fewer places where these birds can nest without being disturbed by humans and dogs of irresponsible owners. So it is great news that this couple decided to nest under the protection of the reserve.