Upcoming Events (by date)
Meeting on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 7:15 pm
Long Island Wildlife Photography
Guest Speaker: Michael Busch
Did you know that there is a group of 7,800 people sharing over 86,000 photos of beautiful Long Island’s nature? Come see some of those amazing pictures and meet Michael Busch, administrator of the Facebook page ‘Long Island Wildlife Photography’. Mike is also owner of ‘Great South Bay Images’, publisher & editor of ‘Fire Island and Beyond’ website, and director of the group ‘Save The Great South Bay’. He will talk about capturing nature in motion, drone videography and ethical birding/photography practices. Come join us for a beautiful slide show and great conversation! Meetings are held at Quogue Wildlife Refuge. All are welcome. Programs are free.
Field Trip on SUNDAY, July 16, Meet at 8 am
Dune Road Exploration
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Meet at TIANA BEACH BAY SIDE PARKING LOT, in Hampton Bays. Since Super Storm Sandy, the Tiana Beach bay side has been a very welcome stop for resident birds, as well as early southward-bound migrating shore birds. Join us for a long stay at low tide, and perhaps, an exploration along other Hot Spots of Dune Road. Bring sunscreen, water, and a hat (although there is a covered pavilion to view from, if necessary). Town of Southampton Temporary Parking Permits will be available to non-residents. For more information, please contact Eileen Schwinn at email@example.com or call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine!
Meeting on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 7:15 pm
Nature Center 2.0 being planned for
Brookhaven’s Washington Lodge
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Muellers
The Art & Nature Group has secured the Washington Lodge mansion to open the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery or CEED... a new concept nature center and nature retreat center! Come learn all about it as President, Rebecca Muellers fills in the details of their plan and all the ways it will help take nature stewardship to the next level on Long Island. Meetings are held at Quogue Wildlife Refuge. All are welcome. Programs are free.
Field Trip Wednesday, August 16, Meet at 8 am
Cupsogue Mud & Sand Flats
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Meet at the WESTERN END OF THE CUPSOGUE PARKING LOT, Westhampton Dunes. A refreshing walk of about a mile, along the sand road, then shoreline, of this lovely Suffolk County Park will bring us to an easy crossing to the popular hang-out of gulls, terns and shorebirds. A rail or two, and possibly all the “local” heron species are likely to be seen, as well as the marshland sparrows, along the way. Be prepared to walk in the shallow water to the Island. Barefoot is fine, although hot sand to the shore is likely to be encountered! Bring water, a light snack (if you wish), plenty of sun block, a hat, and perhaps insect repellent - we will be arriving at the crossing point prior to dead low tide at 10:30 am. We will bird the flats, and return before the tide get too high. Apologies for this being a mid-week walk - the tidal pattern for this August prevents a weekend visit. There is an entrance fee for Cupsogue, however, arrival prior to 8:00 am will probably allow you to bypass paying anything! Contact Eileen Schwinn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine - but canceled if a thunder storm!!
Directions to Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Meetings are held at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY. 11959. Everyone is welcome, there is no charge.
From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27 - Sunrise Highway East. From Sunrise, Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on CR 104 to Old Country Road. Turn right and go .7 miles to entrance on right.
From Riverhead, take 104 from traffic circle. Follow signs to Quogue. See directions above (CR 104 etc.).
From Montauk Highway, go north on Old Main Road (one block west of traffic light in Quogue, east of Quantuk Creek). Cross LIRR. Entrance is straight ahead.
How to Become a Member
All memberships run from January to January. Dues are $20.00 per year. Send your membership dues to Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, PO Box 206, East Quogue, NY 11942.
If you include your email you will be added to our Constant Contact email notification list and you will receive notices about upcoming events a few days before the event or changes to programs if the weather or other circumstances come up.
We welcome suggestions for places to go on our bird walks and for programs you would like us to sponsor.
If you have a suggestion for a bird walk, please contact Eileen Schwinn at email@example.com
If you have a suggestion for a program please contact Suzi Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Bob Adamo at email@example.com.