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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.

Monday Evening Meeting, October 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
How Birds Evolve
Douglas J. Futuyma
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook

Ever since Darwin, birds have been subject of study by evolutionary biologists. In this lecture, I draw both on scientific studies and on my travels and observations to illustrate how evolutionary science explains some of the diversity of birds’ behavior, life history, and distribution. I end by asking whether or not birds will adapt to a rapidly changing word.

Douglas J. Futuyma has been on the faculty of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University becoming a Distinguished Professor. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar, and received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, He was elected President of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. He is on the editorial board of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is Editor of Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.  
Professor Futuyma has been interested in natural history and biological diversity since boyhood. He is an active birder, and has pursued birding in almost 50 countries.

This program is free and open to all, will be at Quogue Wildlife Refuge.



Saturday, November 5
Meet at 9:00 am 
Take A Bird Walk and Explore 
the Suffolk County Farm 

Saturday, November 5
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Seed Sale at Quogue Wildlife Refuge 
Pick up pre-ordered seed.


Monday Evening, November 7 @ 7 pm 
Bird Banding What's it all about?
Darlene McNeil

Darlene’s program, originally scheduled for July, was postponed due to Covid. Now, Darlene McNeil is rescheduled for November 7. Please join us as we welcome out newest board member.

Darlene McNeil is currently a 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 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.

This program is free and open to all, will be at Quogue Wildlife Refuge.


Monday Evening, December 5, @ 7:00 pm
Z O O M P r o g r a m
Bird Migration
Benjamin Van Doren, Postdoctoral Fellow

We will end the year with a Zoom Program. Benjamin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has been studying bird migration, focusing on understanding the drivers of change and flexibility in migratory behavior. Benjamin’s work straddles ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation, and takes in diverse perspectives—from individuals to flyways, tracking to remote sensing, acoustics to genomics.

His recent work has focused on three major themes: (1) birds’ innate migratory programs, (2) the impact of human activity on migration, and (3) continent-scale perspectives on migration systems. Since 2012, he has worked with the BirdCast project to study and predict large-scale migratory movements, including research on the effects of light pollution on migrating birds and a tool to forecast nocturnal migratory movements across the United States. 

In today’s era of “big data” ecology, he is eager to advance understanding and appreciation of one of the world’s most captivating natural phenomena.

There will be a information on how to participate in this free program closer to the event. 
We have lots going on this fall, walks & talks. 
All are welcome. 
Now in order of appearance:
Saturday, October 1 
Meet at 8:00 am 
Take A Bird Walk and 
See the Hawks fly
at Robert Moses State Park