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.

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Beaks, Feet & Feathers

By |2020-07-29T12:32:15-04:00May 12th, 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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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

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Bird Species Observed on Fishers Island in 2019

By |2020-05-30T00:36:54-04:00December 30th, 2019|Museum News|

This list of migratory and year-round bird 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.

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

By |2020-04-14T19:22:14-04:00May 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 |2020-05-21T13:35:07-04:00May 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 |2020-05-29T12:50:02-04:00May 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

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005


In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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