During one of the cold snaps that we had in NYC this past winter, I saw some news re a new beach coming to NYC (please refer to the screenshot of the tweet which can be seen in the image atop this entry). As you can see the tweeter is hopeful that when and if this happens, Manhattan will be blessed with visits from American Oystercatchers.
I'd love to see these birds come to The Big Apple, but only if it's good for their well being, which might be questionable (see this link https://nyp.st/2SkuVKG).
In any event, I've been blessed to have seen American Oystercatchers when visiting Long Beach on Long Island in NY and they are featured in the three images directly below.
These birds are featured within volume three of my book series, Words In Our Beak. Just looking at these awesome shorebirds will warm anyone up during these cold winter days and the book featuring them is sure to warm the heart of someone you love should you give it to them as a gift!
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2vedQot
EACH OF THESE BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED FROM ANY PLACE SELLING BOOKS BY GIVING THEM THE TITLE, OR ISBN, OR MY NAME, PATRICIA YOUNGQUIST.