Shorebirds & Seabirds on Long Island
There are many different species of shorebirds and seabirds that call Long Island home or pass through during migration. They are primarily found on the eastern and southern coasts of Long Island bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Seabirds such as the Northern Gannet and Common Loon spend the majority of their lives in the water, only coming on land to nest. Shorebirds such as the Piping Plover and Willet live on the sandy shorelines of beaches. These birds feed on fish and crustaceans found on the beaches.