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