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Birds of Fishers Island 1970-75

By |2020-05-29T14:06:45+00:00May 29th, 2020|Natural History|

Birds of Fishers Island, New York (Occurrences, Habitats and Check List) by Shep Krech and Edwin Horning, 1975 Download PDF Ed Horning with rescued Barred Owl, February 1999. Museum Collection. Ed Horning birdwatching with his son, Ed Horning Jr. on South Beach, Fishers Island, N.Y., circa 1982.

2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2020-05-22T19:22:36+00:00May 21st, 2020|Natural History, News|

2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island This year, as of May 1st, there have been 99 different species reported. The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Two oyster catchers flying in

Male Woodcock Wooing with Every Dance Step

By |2020-04-14T19:02:08+00:00April 5th, 2020|News|

Spring is time for the Woodcock Mating Ritual. This male is wooing the woodcock ladies and will, if all turns out well, later engage in a spectacular “sky dance” with one of them. This video was captured by Claudia Desimone April 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm, on dirt road between Chippy’s house and East End Main

Nature Notes: Birds, Plants & Fish of Fort H.G. Wright

By |2020-04-14T19:22:14+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2017|

Excerpted from: Birds, Plants & Fish of Fort H.G. Wright by the late Edwin Horning [1998]. Silver Eel Cove: Island climate; plants, animals, and folks around the docks Docks on Silver Eel Cove with Pump House in background, circa 2001. “Silver Eel Cove” (where the Fishers Island ferries dock) was a pond before

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Increasing and Decreasing Birds

By |2020-05-21T13:35:07+00:00May 28th, 2016|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2016|

Nature Notes Excerpted from “Rocks, Plants, Birds and People of Fishers Island” [1999] by the late Edwin Horning Eastern Screech Owl Birds No Longer Nesting or Decreasing Barn Owl: This owl once nested in the old ice house on the shore of Middle Farm Pond. The last time that it nested there was

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“Tagged” Osprey Update ~ Spring 2015

By |2020-05-29T12:50:02+00:00May 24th, 2015|Newsletter, Newsletter 2015|

by Beth Jepsen Charlie’s trip south to Colombia last fall (right) and his looped return north (left). Charlie Tracking Charlie spent his winter around lakes in the northwestern Bolivar region of Colombia. On March 18 he began his migration north by heading south to Cordoba, Colombia, before turning west and then northwest up

Battery Wooster, former site of two 8-inch disappearing guns, Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. , circa 2011. Photo by John Leuba.


The Coastal Forts of Eastern Long Island Sound: Abandonment, Ruination and Repurposing.

Opens here on June 27, 2020


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