October 2020: New species for Niger: Eurasian Oystercatcher

15 Oct 2020 [JBr]

On 12 September 2020 a Eurasian Oystercatcher was discovered at Goudel ricefields by Benoit Forget.  See the pictures at https://www.wabdab.org/db/species?79082.  This is the first record of this species for Niger and probably for entire inland West Africa!  The bird was still there two weeks later.

Edited: 2020-10-15 [JBr]