An American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) was present at the Orange Valley mudflats in June. The single adult was seen roosting amongst the other shore birds on 19 June at dusk by N. Lallsingh. The bird was present on the following two days but disappeared thereafter. American Oystercatchers are considered to be rare visitors from North America although there are resident (non-migratory?) populations in the northern Caribbean.