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Join us on the first Monday of the month for our public program!
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society is a Chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the communiites from Patchogue to Montauk along the South Shore of Long Island, including western Riverhead, Brookhaven, Southampton and East Hampton.


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Wednesday, July 6, 2022, meet at 8:00 am 
Annual ELIAS 
Dune Road Field Trip

Meeting at the WEST Side of the Shinnecock Inlet, we will be arriving shortly before bayside low tide, and will view shorebirds nearby. From the Inlet, we will drive west along Dune Road, stopping at various bayside Town of Southampton Trustee roads, and bayside Town Parking lots, concluding the trip at the Quogue Post Road Bridge (approx. two hours). Day-use parking permits will be available for non-Town of Southampton residents attending the walk. Dress appropriately for the weather, and sunscreen is advised. Binoculars and bird scopes are advised, but a scope will be available to share. Please contact Eileen Schwinn, beachmed@optonline.net, to register for the trip.


Monday, August 22, 2022. Meet at 8:00 am
ELIAS Walk Upon the Water Field Trip to 
Cupsogue Island Flats

Meet at the western end of the Cupsogue County Park, we will walk along the sandy road to the trail leading to Moriches Bay, walk the shoreline, and hopefully cross to the Island in the Bay! The Fall Shorebird Migration will be in full swing, and hopefully, the passing birds will allow us good views as they feed and rest. Plan to arrive by 8:00, and you will avoid the parking fee - but be sure to bring water, dress appropriately, and use sun screen. The sandy shoreline does not require special shoes - and we will be crossing some water. (I usually wear flip-flops, and leave them on shore when crossing the water to the Island). Please contact Eileen Schwinn, beachmed@optonline.net, to register for the trip.



Monday Evening, July 11 at 7 pm 
Bird Banding 
What’s it all about?
Darlene McNeil Moore is a current sub permitted bird Bander in CT and has held permits to band birds in TX and GA. She has attended bird banding courses at Powdermill in PA, Braddock Bay in Rochester, NY, Appledore Island in NH and Belize. She had had the unique opportunity to hold every eastern wood-warbler in the hand. She is currently doing a Suffolk County Big year and has held a top 5 position since January and cannot wait to meet more birders in the field. 

She will be giving a presentation typically given during a bird banding demonstration. Topics covered will be: What is bird banding?, Why band birds?, What have we learned from bird banding?, Super hero birds, How to band a bird, How to age a bird, Life cycle of birds, Parts of a bird (including specific wing topography), and some pretty pictures of birds in the hand.