The African oystercatcher or African black oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini), is a large charismatic wader resident to the mainland coasts and offshore islands of southern Africa. This near-threatened oystercatcher has a population of over 6,000 adults, which breed between November and April. The scientific name moquini commemorates the French naturalist Alfred Moquin-Tandon who discovered and named this species before Bonaparte.
African Oystercatcher
Date Location Count
2021-07-06 13:07West Coast NP--Tsaarsbank15
2021-07-06 11:07West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity9
2021-07-24 14:12Table Mountain NP--Olifantsbos2
2021-07-07 16:32Boulders Beach1
2021-07-20 14:38Table Mountain NP--Cape Point Section20
2021-07-02 15:53Table Mountain NP--Buffels Bay2
2021-07-04 15:05Rooi-Els1
2021-07-18 11:45Cape Hangklip10
2021-07-04 13:01Stony Point--Penguin Colony3
2021-06-27 12:52Goukamma Nature Reserve--Ferry Trailhead30
2021-07-10 16:08Goukamma Nature Reserve--dune trail and beach10
2021-07-09 14:05Knysna--Belvidere Estate2
2021-07-25 11:11Robberg Nature Reserve3