A group of terns in the surf.

NPS Photo/Brit Brown

With over 250 species to be found, birding is a year-round activity at the seashore. Terns and herons are best seen in the summer. The spring and fall seasons are excellent times to view shorebirds, hawks, and songbirds. Ducks and geese are common during the winter months.

See our Birds page to learn more about a select few of our bird species. Download our Birds Checklist brochure (pdf, 119 Kb)

Last updated: October 20, 2023

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