Our Feathered Friends
From preening peacocks to gentle manatees, exotic wildlife has been an integral part of Fisher Island.
Today, animals of all stripes and sizes make their way across the island – as common along the golf course or Beach Club as the Club’s own members. Tropical birds were a passion for Vanderbilt, who stocked Fisher Island with a vibrant array of elegant winged creatures. This spirit lives on across the island.
The Fisher Island Aviary, a unique 800-square-foot bird enclosure that’s a favorite of members both young and old, is home to over 15 exotic birds. There are cockatoos and cockatiels – some trained to speak and say “hello” – along with macaws, Amazons, and conures, many of which love to interact with visitors, who swoon over their magnificently-colored feathers. Many of the birds come to the island and aviary in need of aid-rescued, adopted and rehabilitated back to their full splendor with the love and care that have made Fisher Island a haven since the Vanderbilts first called it home. In addition, dozens of wild avian species such as ducks, geese, herons, ibis, and egret also inhabit the island.