Birds Commonly Found on Shelter Island

Year Round Residents
Cedar Waxwing
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
American Goldfinch
Northern Cardinal
Mourning Dove
American Robin
House Finch
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Carolina Wren
-There are many others

Migrating through in Spring and Fall
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Purple Finch
Indigo Bunting
Canada Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-throated Green warbler

-There are many others

Summer Visitors
Scarlet Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Phoebe
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-crested Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Piping Plover
Least Tern

There are many others

Winter Residents (Species that spend the winter but leave in spring)

Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Red-breasted Merganser
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Common Loon
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Yellow-rumped warbler

There are many others

This is not a comprehensive list of all the birds that can be found on Shelter Island. Birders are encouraged to email us with sightings and if possible provide pictures of the birds so that we may add them to this page.