2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

This year, as of October 27th, there have been 167 different species reported.

The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis.

● indicates a reported sighting

COUNTBIRD SPECIES
7BITTERNS, HERONS, & ALLIES
- American Bittern
- Great Egret
- Snowy Egret
- Black-crowned Night-Heron
- Great Blue Heron
- Green Heron
- Little Blue Heron
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
7BLACKBIRDS
- Red-winged Blackbird
- Bobolink
- Brown-headed Cowbird
- Common Grackle
- Eastern Meadowlark
- Baltimore Oriole
- Orchard Oriole
1BOOBIES AND GANNETS
- Northern Gannet
2CHICKADEES & TITMICE
- Black-capped Chickadee
- Tufted Titmouse
2CORMORANTS
- Double-crested Cormorant
- Great Cormorant
1CREEPERS
- Brown Creeper
CUCKOOS
- Black-billed Cuckoo
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
17DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS
- Bufflehead
- Canvasback
- Redhead
- American Black Duck
- Long-tailed Duck
- Ring-necked Duck
- Ruddy Duck
- Wood Duck
- Common Eider
- King Eider
- Gadwall
- Common Goldeneye
- Canada Goose
- Snow Goose
- Mallard
- Common Merganser
- Hooded Merganser
- Red-breasted Merganser
- Northern Pintail
- Greater Scaup
- Black Scoter
- Surf Scoter
- White-winged Scoter
- Northern Shoveler
- Mute Swan
- Blue-winged Teal
- Green-winged Teal
- American Widgeon
- Brant
3FALCONS
- Peregrine Falcon
- American Kestrel
- Merlin
6FINCHES & CROSSBILLS
- Red Crossbill
- House Finch
- Purple Finch
- American Goldfinch
- Evening Grosbeak
- Common Redpoll
- Pine Siskin
6FLYCATCHERS
Eastern Wood-Pewee
- Great Crested Flycatcher
- Least Flycatcher
- Willow Flycatcher
- Eastern Kingbird
- Gray Kingbird
- Eastern Phoebe
1GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
- Northern Bobwhite
- Ring-necked Pheasant
1GNATCATCHERS
- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1GREBES
- Pied-billed Grebe
- Horned Grebe
6GULLS, TERNS, & SKIMMERS
- Great Black-backed Gull
- Herring Gull
- Laughing Gull
- Ring-billed Gull
- Common Tern
- Least Tern
- Roseate Tern
- Black Skimmer
1HUMMINGBIRDS
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1IBISES, SPOONBILLS
- Glossy Ibis
4JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS
- American Crow
- Fish Crow
- Blue Jay
- Common Raven
1KINGFISHERS
- Belted Kingfisher
2KINGLETS
- Golden-crowned Kinglet
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6KITES, HAWKS, EAGLES
- Bald Eagle
- Golden Eagle
- Northern Goshawk
- Northern Harrier
- Red-shouldered Hawk
- Broad-winged Hawk
- Cooper's Hawk
- Red-tailed Hawk
- Rough-legged Hawk
- Sharp-shinned Hawk
5LAPWINGS & PLOVERS
- Kildeer
- American Golden-Plover
- Black-bellied Plover
- Piping Plover
- Semipalmated Plover
LARKS
- Horned Lark
1LONGSPURS & SNOW BUNTINGS
- Snow Bunting
1LOONS
- Common Loon
- Red-throated Loon
4MARTINS, SWALLOWS
- Purple Martin
- Bank Swallow
- Barn Swallow
- Tree Swallow
3MIMICS
- Gray Catbird
- Northern Mockingbird
- Brown Thrasher
10NEW WORLD SPARROWS & ALLIES
- Dark-eyed Junco
- American Tree Sparrow
- Chipping Sparrow
- Field Sparrow
- Fox Sparrow
- Grasshopper Sparrow
- Henslow's Sparrow
- Lincoln's Sparrow
- Savannah Sparrow
- Song Sparrow
- Swamp Sparrow
- White-throated Sparrow
- Eastern Towhee
NIGHTJARS
- Common Nighthawk
- Eastern Whip-poor-will
2NUTHATCHES
- Red-breasted Nuthatch
- White-breasted Nuthatch
1OLD WORLD SPARROWS
- House Sparrow
1OSPREY
- Osprey
2OWLS
- Barn Owl
- Barred Owl
- Eastern Screech-Owl
- Great Horned Owl
- Northern Saw-whet Owl
- Short-eared Owl
- Snowy Owl
1OYSTERCATCHERS
- American Oystercatcher
1PIGEONS, DOVES
- Mourning Dove
- Rock Dove
1RAILS, GALLINULES, & COOTS
- American Coot
- Virginia Rail
- Black Rail
12SANDPIPERS
- Short-billed Dowitcher
- Ruddy Turnstone
- Red Knot
- Sanderling
- Dunlin
- Least Sandpiper
- Purple Sandpiper
-Semipalmated Sandpiper
- Solitary Sandpiper
- Spotted Sandpiper
- White-rumped Sandpiper
- Wilson's Snipe
- Willet
- American Woodcock
- Greater Yellowlegs
- Lesser Yellowlegs
1STARLINGS
- European Starling
STORM-PETRELS
- Wilson's Storm-Petrel
1SWIFTS
- Chimney Swift
4TANAGERS, CARDINALS, & ALLIES
- Indigo Bunting
- Northern Cardinal
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak
- Blue Grosbeak
- Scarlet Tanager
4VIREOS
- Blue-headed Vireo
- Red-eyed Vireo
- Warbling Vireo
- White-eyed Vireo
1VULTURE
- Turkey Vulture
1WAGTAILS AND PIPITS
- American Pipit
1WAXWINGS
- Cedar Waxwing
5WHEATEARS & THRUSHES
- Eastern Bluebird
- American Robin
- Gray-Cheeked Thrush
- Hermit Thrush
- Wood Thrush
- Veery
5WOODPECKERS
- Northern Flicker
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
- Downy Woodpecker
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Red-bellied Woodpecker
- Red-headed Woodpecker
16WOOD-WARBLERS
- Ovenbird
- Northern Parula
- American Redstart
- Black-and-white Warbler
- Black-throated Blue Warbler
- Black-throated Green Warbler
- Blackburnian Warbler
- Blackpoll Warbler
- Blue-winged Warbler
- Canada Warbler
- Cape May Warbler
- Magnolia Warbler
- Palm Warbler
- Pine Warbler
- Prarie Warbler
- Prothonotary Warbler
- Tennessee Warbler
- Yellow Warbler
- Yellow-rumped Warbler
- Yellow-throated Warbler
- Northern Waterthrush
- Common Yellowthroat
2WRENS
- Carolina Wren
- House Wren
- Marsh Wren
1FIRST TIME OBSERVED
Glaucous Gull- not verified
Western Tanager at feeder
Winter Wren- not verified
Two oyster catchers flying in formation by Todd McCormack

Two oyster catchers flying in formation off South Beach near airport, 5/5/20. Photo by Todd McCormack.

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