The national seashore comprises several diverse ecological communities which attract a wide variety of bird life. The offshore barrier islands consist of open beaches, dunes, freshwater marshes and wooded areas. On the mainland, freshwater marshes, salt marshes, and wooded areas offer wildlife habitats. More than 280 species of birds have been identified within the boundaries of the park, since its establishment in January 1971.
Last updated: March 4, 2020