2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

(There were a total of 86 different bird species observed as of May 1st of this year)

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

● indicates a reported sighting

DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS
Brant
Barnacle Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Widgeon
Mallard
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
Northern Bobwhite
Ring-necked Pheasant
GREBES
Red-necked Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
PIGEONS, DOVES
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
CUCKOOS
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
SWIFTS
Chimney Swift
HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
RAILS, GALLINULES, & COOTS
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Black Rail
CRANES
Sandhill Crane
OYSTERCATCHERS
American Oystercatcher
LAPWINGS & PLOVERS
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Killdeer
Semi-palmated Plover
Piping Plover
SANDPIPERS
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Greater Yellowlegs
SKUAS, JAEGERS
Long-tailed Jaeger
GULLS, TERNS, & SKIMMERS
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Foster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
LOONS
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
SOUTHERN STORM-PETRALS
Wilson's Storm Petral
FULMARS, SHEARWATERS
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater
BOOBIES AND GANNETS
Northern Gannet
CORMORANTS
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
BITTERNS, HERONS, & ALLIES
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
IBISES, SPOONBILLS
Glossy Ibis
VULTURES
Turkey Vulture
OSPREY
Osprey
HAWKS, KITES, EAGLES
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad -winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
OWLS
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpeker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
FALCONS
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
FLYCATCHERS
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
VIREOS
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
JAYS, MAGPIES,CROWS
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
CHICKADEES & TITMICE
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
LARKS
Horned Lark
MARTINS, SWALLOWS
Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
KINGLETS
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
WAXWINGS
Cedar Waxwing
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
CREEPERS
Brown Creeper
GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
WRENS
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
MIMICS
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
STARLINGS
European Starling
THRUSHES
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-Cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow
WAGTAILS AND PIPITS
American Pipit
FINCHES & CROSSBILLS
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grobeak
House Finch
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
LONGSPURS & SNOW BUNTINGS
Snow Bunting
NEW WORLD SPARROWS & ALLIES
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
BLACKBIRDS
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
WOOD-WARBLERS
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prarie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
TANAGERS, CARDINALS, & ALLIES
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
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Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Photo by Carlene Damon May 5, 2022

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Cooper’s Hawk in tree, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove.
Photo by Terry McNamara.

2021 Reported Bird sightings on Fishers Island
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