Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
New Backcountry Camping procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »
Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Irene Rosen Contact Phone Number: 631-687-4780
Fire Island is a spectacular place for birds and bird watching, especially during migration time, as migrant songbirds, hawks, and water birds touchdown to rest and feed before continuing on. Take some time on International Migratory Bird Day to learn some bird watching tips and techniques and experience the migration first hand. Practice using binoculars, learn to use a field guide, and how to identify birds in the field by sight and sound. This program is geared for adults, but all are welcome. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking boots; bring drinking water, insect protection, and binoculars if possible.