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?
Fort Pulaski was used as a prison during the American Civil War holding more than 500 Confederate prisoners during the winter of 1864. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia