Near the Seawall, amongst the wax myrtle and mulberry bushes, you might see:

-Migrating songbirds

In the short vegetated areas of wetlands along the lagoon, there are often waders such as:

-Great Egret and Snowy Egret
-Great Blue, TriColor, Reddish, Yellow-crowned Night Herons
-Clapper, Sora rails
-Yellow Leg, Willet sandpipers
-Gull-bulled Tern

Aerial fishers that sometimes hunt in the lagoon include:

-Least and Forsters Terns
-American Skimmers
-Brown Pelicans
-Belted Kingfisher

And aquatic fishers also use the lagoon:

-Laughing, Ring-billed and Herring Gulls
-Neotropic and double crested cormorants

Birds that pick and probe along the sandy edge of the lagoon and ship channel:

-Western, Least, Sandpipers
-Marbled Godwits
-Black-bellied, Wilsons' and Killdeer Plovers

At different times of the year, the grassy upland areas above the lagoon have been known to host:

-Eastern Meadow-larks
-White-tailed Kites
-Northern Harrier
-Red-tailed and Coopers Hawks
-Redwinged Blackbirds
-American, Least and Green Bitterns
-Barn Owls

The grassy knolls along the beach are favored by:

-Least Tens
-American Skimmers

On the wave swash edges there are sometimes:

-Piping and Semipalmated Plovers
-Sanderling Peeps

Covering the sandbars, there are often large flocks of:


and rareties like the following have been spotted:

-Elegant Tern
-Glaucous Gull
-Eider Duck

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Different regions of the East End Lagoon (click to expand)