More and more you come across the oystercatcher in the city! They come there to breed on flat roofs. This is special because you see them less and less in the mudflats and pasture areas of the Netherlands. The oystercatcher probably chooses the city because breeding there leads more often to success, but we do not know for sure.
Now you can report oystercatchers on rooftops through a new website: www.scholeksterophetdak.nl This way we can help the oystercatcher together. The entered data on the nests are used for scientific research. On the website you will also find practical tips to help the oystercatchers and their chicks.
If you want to discover more about the decline of the oystercatchers, visit www.chirpscholekster.nl. Here you can find more information about ongoing research into the various factors that contribute to the decline of the Oystercatcher.