This is a list of all the migratory and year-round bird species that were reported to the H.L.F. Museum in the calendar year 2019. The total count of species was compiled from data provided by our island bird watchers, led by Ken Edwards, and from seasonal bird counts conducted by the Fishers Island Conservancy and the Audubon Society. The sightings are recorded monthly, displayed in chart format at the Museum, and archived at year’s end.
American Oystercatcher, 1 of 140 species documented on Fishers in 2019. Photo by JT Ahrens June 2, 2019
Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove Photograph by Terry McNamara
Fishers Island, Naturally
This year’s Annual Exhibition, complemented by two special exhibitions, celebrates the natural history of Fishers Island, primarily through the lens of contemporary photography, with a focus on both habitats and the diverse species that utilize and/or occupy them.