Garden Island is host to a wide range of Birds, many making their seasonal appearance from early May.
While some are very evident such as Ducks, Raptors, Crows & Songbirds; others like the Grouse, Great Blue Heron, Kingfishers, and Flickers take keener eyes to spot. You will probably hear the Sandhill Cranes crooning at dawn and the Loons at dusk.
The list to date (excluding waterfowl for which we have too many to list) also includes the following: Tennessee Warblers; Phoebe; Waxwing; Nuthatches; Sandhill Cranes; American Robins; Red Winged Blackbirds; Redstarts; Yellow Warblers; Pileated, Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers; Palm Warblers; Song Sparrows; Swallows; Chickadees; Humming-Birds; Orioles; Blue Jays; Kingfishers; Bald and Golden Eagles; Ospreys; Merlin; Sharp-Shinned Hawks, Northern Goshawks, and incredibly, a single sighting of a solitary & presumably very lost and confused Pelican.
As you can see from these photographs if you are quiet and slow you can get very close to some of our visitors. (but Maxim cheats as he always has pockets full of seed!)