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
Geese, Vultures, Hawks, Eagles Falcons
Doves, Owls, Swifts, Hummingbirds,Woodpeckers
Buntings, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches
Starlings, Vieros, Wood Warblers
Rails, Gulls, Shorebirds
Did You Know?
Hundreds of bottles were recovered from Fort Pulaski's moat during CCC excavations in the 1930s. Many of these well-preserved bottles date to the construction of the fort and later Civil War. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia