A wide variety of shore and woodland birds have been spotted at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site. Keep your eyes on the skies, in the water, and in the trees on the shore line for some of our more common birds.
The following confirmed bird sightings on the shore include
- bald eagles;
- common loons;
- common goldeneyes;
- black ducks;
- a variety of gulls, including black-backed and herring gulls;
- great blue herons;
- belted kingfisher; and
- semipalmated sandpipers.
Woodland species include
- pileated and hairy woodpeckers;
- black-capped chickadees; and
- a variety of warblers and thrushes, including oven birds.
Along the shore, you may see a non-bird bonus—gray and harbor seals at low tide with the help of a spotting scope.