We have dozens of interesting birds here in the park. Some are here year-round, some seasonally, and some only visit for a few hours. Some of them eat our fish!  Which is not great, but does attest to the health of our ecosystem... Read on and enjoy learning about them.

Our Birds

 

 

 

(Eudocimus Albus)

 
 

American White Ibis
Description: The American white ibis is a species of bird in the ibis family, Threskiornithidae. It is found from Virginia via the Gulf Coast of the United States south through most of the coastal New World tropics.
Scientific name: Eudocimus albus
Mass: 2.1 lbs (Adult
Higher classification: Eudocimus
Family: Threskiornithidae
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)
Phylum: Chordata
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 Peregrine Falcon
Description: The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey (raptor) in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high-speed dive), making it the fastest bird in the world, as well as the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV program, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph). As is typical for bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, with females being considerably larger than males.
Scientific name: Falco Peregrinus
Mass:  0.88 pound – 1.76 pounds (Male) · 1.98 pounds – 3.31 pounds (Female)
Higher classification: Aves
Family: Falconidae
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)
Phylum: Chordata