• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Birds

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

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Fort Pulaski National Monument supports many species of birds. While visiting, you may catch a glimpse of one of the many protected species that have been identified at the park, including: American oystercatcher, bald eagle, gull-billed tern, least tern, and woodstork.

Large populations of both resident and migratory birds are present. The park provides nesting habitat for the painted bunting, a species of special concern due to loss of neotropical wintering grounds. A glimpse of this colorful and secretive bird is a treat you will not soon forget.

Other bird species found on Cockspur Island include:

Pelican, Comorants, Heron, Egret, Ibis

  • Brown Pelican
  • Double-creasted Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Great-backed Heron
  • White Ibis
  • Geese
  • Ducks
  • Vultures
  • Hawks
  • Eagles
  • Falcons

Geese, Vultures, Hawks, Eagles Falcons

  • Lesser Scaup
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • American Kestrel
  • Doves
  • Owles
  • Swifts
  • Hummingbirds
  • Kingfishers
  • Woodpeckers

Doves, Owls, Swifts, Hummingbirds,Woodpeckers

  • Rock Dove
  • Mourning Dove
  • Chimmey Swift
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Nothern Flicker
  • Common Barn Owl
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Buntings
  • Sparrows
  • Blackbirds
  • Orioles
  • Finches

Buntings, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches

  • Nothern Cardinal
  • Painted Bunting
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Boat-tailed Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Orchard
  • Oriole American
  • Goldfinch Starlings
  • Vireos
  • Wood Wabblers

Starlings, Vieros, Wood Warblers

  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Nothern Mockingbird
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • European Starling
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Praire Warbler
  • American Redstart Rails
  • Gulls
  • Shorebirds

Rails, Gulls, Shorebirds

  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Clapper Rail
  • Black-belled Plover
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Killdeer
  • Willet
  • Red Knot Dunlin
  • Dowitcher
  • Common Snipe
  • Laughing Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Royal Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Foster's Tern

Did You Know?

Caretaker's house atop Fort Pulaski

In the late 19th century caretakers of the fort lived in a two-story wooden frame house atop Fort Pulaski's massive walls. Caretakers later planted the two large pecan trees and fig tree seen inside the fort. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia