Bird Watching

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.

Visit the birds section of our website using the link below to learn more about the birds that call the national seashore home. Bird checklist are available at the Fort Pickens Discovery Center. These checklists lists the seasons and the abundance of each of the 280 species.


Last updated: March 4, 2020

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