Shorebirds: Make Room for One More

by Jane Ahrens

It has been a banner year for Fishers Island’s returning shorebirds.

Since April, every trek I make to Sanctuary of Sands complete with seaweed berms, sandy shoals, and rippling tidal pools parallel to our Island’s airport runway, I have felt uplifted with hope!

Over the past 7 years, there has been a tiny yet truly marked increase in shorebirds on this western tip, from American Oystercatchers to Piping Plover, even the rarely seen Short-billed Dowitcher and Lesser Yellowlegs shown here.

♥ Please continue to support Island Stewardship and kindly leash all dogs within this critical habitat.

Justine Kibbe, Fishers Island Conservancy Naturalist

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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