Sept 9 ~ Early in the morning, Charlie visited the southern shoreline on the west end of Fishers Island, then continued south to Gardiners Island. There, he visited Tobaccolot Pond, and inland areas before returning to Fishers Island. He spent the late morning and early afternoon back on Fishers Island, first among trees south of […]
UPDATE MARCH 2016: We believe that we have lost Charlie.
We were hoping that Charlie was still in a “dark” area of the Domincan Republic, (where we had last received his signal in December), but as no new signals have been received, he is most likely gone. Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard, informed us that he believes he was almost certainly shot at a fish farm his last signals came from.
A special thanks to Jane Ahrens for compiling a detailed account of this sad news:fishersisland.net
The tracking data the Museum received from Charlie’s transmitter are in KMZ format and can be viewed on your own computer using Google Earth or any software that reads this format. To download the last file we received (7 MB) click: charlie_2015-12-19.kmz
Sept 7 ~ During much of the morning, Charlie zig-zagged around the west end of Fishers Island, and took breaks near the airport and among trees south of Hay harbor near the nest. From late morning, to early afternoon, Charlie made trips along the southern shoreline, the airport, and the Hay Harbor areas, then headed […]
Sept 5 ~ After a night along the western shore of Hay Harbor, Charlie stopped by trees south of the harbor, then head off-island to the south. His brief visit to Gardiners Island, included the northeastern and southwestern shorelines and inland areas in-between. He then returned to Fishers Island, and spent the late morning between […]
September 4 ~ Charlie spent most of the morning between the Hay Harbor area and the southern shoreline, then headed south to Gardiners Island. During the early afternoon, Charlie visited the northeastern shoreline of Gardiners Island, Tobaccolot Pond, and Little Pond further south along with the nearby waters of Gardiners Bay. He then returned north […]
Sept 2 ~ Charlie spent the early morning at Hay Harbor on Fishers Island, then headed south to Gardiners Island. He first visited Bostwick Creek and the northern shoreline, then continued south across the island to Gardiners Bay and nearby Gaylor Hole area. Around noon, he headed further inland, then east to Tobaccolot Pond. Mid-afternoon, […]
August 31 ~ Charlie spent the morning and early afternoon mostly along the western shoreline, with a couple trips to the southern shoreline and breaks among trees south of Hay Harbor. During the late afternoon and early evening, Charlie motley visited the southern shoreline, with a couple of trips closer to the western shoreline before […]
August 30 ~ Charlie spent the morning on Fishers Island between Hay Harbor, the western shoreline to the airport, and among trees south of Hay Harbor. During the afternoon, Charlie made more trips around the west end and took breaks among trees south of Hay Harbor in-between. In the early evening, Charlie visited the southern […]
August 29 ~ After a night among trees southwest of Hay Harbor, Charlie visited the southern shoreline early in the morning, then headed to Gardiners Island. He visited the Tobaccolot Pond area and the waters of Gardiners Bay to the southwest, before returning to Fishers Island mid-morning. Upon his return, he remained mostly among trees […]
August 27 ~ Early in the morning, Charlie headed to the southern shoreline near the nest, then off-island south to Gardiners Island. He visited the northern shoreline from Bostwick Creek to Tobaccolot Pond, then returned to the southern shoreline of Fishers Island before noon. Charlie spent the rest of the day and evening making trips […]
August 26 ~ Early in the morning, Charlie headed south to visit Gardiners Island. He reach mid-island, then headed north to Bostwick Creek and the nearby shoreline. Around noon, he returned to Fishers Island. Charlie spent the early afternoon among trees southwest of Hay Harbor, then headed east and visited the southern shoreline in the […]