Learn more about the 48 separate species that were observed in the Summary by Adam Mitchell, PhD candidate at the University of Delaware.

Autumn Bird Survey

September 24, 2017 (Audio) while out in the field, I caught up with Conservancy’s Autumn Bird Migration Survey and chatted with birds of a feather Adam Mitchell & Will Almeida.

Fishers Island by Vincent Scarano

The History and Natural Beauty That is Fishers Island by Carolyn Battista INKct Magazine, September 2017, Photos by Vincent Scarano


Sunday Sept 24th @ 8am. Come join a lead team of expert birders from University of Delaware take tally of bird species from several point-to-point spots west end to east end.

Nature Days

Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13
Join us for a week of conservation and preservation activities including music, tours, movie screenings, round table discussions, paint & sip, field lessons with experts and much more!


By Melinda Wenner Moyer – a science writer based in Cold Spring, New York, and is Slate’s parenting advice columnist. The ticks have arrived. So many, so tiny, so hungry. Friends from New York to Wisconsin are freaking out, pulling ticks off themselves daily, asking me how to keep these blood-sucking, disease-spreading menaces away. They […]

The Fishers Island Conservancy has had another wonderfully busy year. The Conservancy increased funding for our existing programs and took on new responsibilities with dedicated vigor, all the while maintaining our mission and promise to protect and enhance the natural environment of Fishers Island. We have continued to grow and expand in our core competencies […]

In April, we wrote about Mike Bottini’s river otter survey on fishers Island. A Conservancy grant funded the survey of river otters on Fishers Island, which included FI School 9th graders and members of the Island community. Shortly following board approval of their proposal, Mike Bottini and a team of three other wildlife biologists visited […]