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?
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