Highlights included some of the usual breeders such as Wilson's Phalarope and Upland Sandpiper, as well as a few winter stragglers such as Snowy Owl and Rough-legged Hawk. We also had point blank views of a sneaky Virginia Rail! We were not able to access Owl Woods in my Chevy Cruze, the roads were in very bad shape and I bottomed out and almost got stuck on the south access road. This likely cost us at least a few species of birds. The entire ebird list of species observed is shown below:
The island is currently under heavy construction due to the wind farm that is underway, making the roads a mess in several areas. We barely recognized the ferry docks, as they have been re-built to accommodate their own barges. We were happy we chose to bird the island on a Sunday rather than during the week, as we did not have to contend with any construction traffic.
I unfortunately didn't have much time to take many photos as we were busy hunting for birds.