Over 200 species of birds have been identified at Fort Matanzas National Monument. Click the links below to learn more. This page is in development. Check back later for more additions.

Least Tern on the beach
Least Tern

Least Terns are seasonal visitors to the park beaches

Osprey eating a fish

The osprey is also known as a fish hawk

Great Horned Owl sleeping in a tree
Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls live year around at Fort Matanzas and can sometimes be found raising their young

Wood Stork walking on the beach
Wood Stork

Wood storks can be seen year around

Bird standing over eggs
Wilson's Plover

This one can be frequently seen running along the beach at the water's edge

Two pelicans taking off from the water

Pelicans are frequent visitors here on the Matanzas River

Two white/gray birds running in the shallow water
Red Knots

Red Knots can be found running in the surf

Last updated: April 17, 2021

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