Birding

Flycatcher - Sara Giles, USFWS

An olive-sided flycatcher watches from a dead branch. 


Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge's 695 acres include a cedar and balsam fir forests, mixed hardwood forests, and marsh which provide habitat for over 125 species of birds. 

Harbor Island Bird List.

Plan your birding visit - view a graph from eBird which showcases the best months to see that hard to find bird on your list.  Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge bird histogram.

*Please note that we do not control the content or policies of eBird or Google, which you may visit when accessing parts of the tables above. You should always check site policies before providing any personal information or reusing content.

eBird is created and maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in partnership with National Audubon to gather information on bird sightings. Anyone can contribute bird sightings to eBird and sightings from the refuge will appear here within 15 minutes. It also enables you to find out which birds are being reported and where. These observation records become part of an online checklist program that scientists and birders with internet access can use to review bird observation information from specific locations across North America, including many National Wildlife Refuges.