2018 Spring Migratory Bird Count Nets Record Number of Birds!

FIConservancy’s 2018 Spring Migratory Bird count, held May 6 in collaboration with the National Audubon Society, was a huge success! Three hundred birds, comprising 55 species, were recorded from one end of the Island to the other, compared with 45 species recorded last spring.

NY Sues EPA Over Long Island Sound Dumping Site


For updates to the lawsuit intended to protect the Long Island Sound Estuary, filed in August 2017, including the recent update on April 16, 2018, please visit fishersisland.net

Hunting for Evidence of Ancient Hurricanes in Fishers Island Ponds

Hunting for Evidence of Ancient Hurricanes

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) Coastal Systems Group (CSG) is hunting for evidence of ancient (paleo) hurricanes, and the clues lie in the mud deposited at the bottom of these ponds.

Shorebirds, The World’s Greatest Travelers, Face Extinction

A 9,000 mile migration? It was no problem for these remarkable birds – until humans got in the way.

Native Plant Sale May 19-20!


Audubon Greenwich is hosting a native plant sale at 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT. Pre-orders are recommended as not all plants on the list will be available the day of the sale.

Spring Migration Bird Count May 6

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Bird Count birders

Begins at 8 a.m. Meet at the Community Center and bring your binoculars!

President’s Message: 2018

It is hard to believe that spring is upon us when the biggest snow storm of the season has just blanketed the east coast. But Red Wing Blackbirds have returned to the island and the White Throated Sparrow could be heard calling “Sam Peabody Sam Peabody” shortly thereafter – a sure sign that the seasonal […]

FI Conservancy Controlled Burn 2018

Battery Marcy, after the 2018 prescribed burn

In February, the Fishers Island Conservancy held it’s annual controlled burn. We are very grateful for the partnership we have with the Fishers Island Fire Department and with the Fishers Island Ferry District, for whom the Conservancy manages the Parade Grounds.