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2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2020-10-30T09:27:36-04:00October 28th, 2020|Natural History, News|

2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island This year, as of October 27th, there have been 167 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

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Beaks, Feet & Feathers

By |2020-07-29T12:32:15-04:00August 5th, 2020||

Family Program Explore the amazing adaptations of birds! Meet a live bird and learn how to identify the birds you may see in your backyard. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Time: 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up for children’s programs, please e-mail

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Osprey Fledglings Report 2020

By |2020-07-29T18:01:03-04:00July 29th, 2020|Natural History, Nature Notes, News|

A pair from a drone with the remains of dinner. Photo by Todd McCormack Osprey Fledglings Report 2020 by Ken Edwards, Sr. We had 42 fledglings on 18 sites, a new high for Fishers Island. The past high was in 2018 with 34 on 17 sites. This year we had great

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Birds of Fishers Island 1970-75

By |2020-05-29T14:06:45-04:00May 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.

Male Woodcock Wooing with Every Dance Step

By |2020-04-14T19:02:08-04:00April 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

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

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