The next event:
Monday Evening, August 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm
Double Feature Night:
The Oh My God Bird!
This program will be a double feature. First, Jay Kuhlman,
a long-time member of ELIAS, trip leader for ELIAS and a
veterinarian will join us to talk about his trip to the epicenter
of the hunt for the Woodpecker. He went to Arkansas right
after the first reports came in that the bird had been sighted.
Could it be true? Did hope really die? Come and ask him all
your questions. Or is it possible there is a small population
living deep in the impenetrable Arkansas swamp? Then we will be showing the
movie Ghost Bird. This documentary film is about the giant woodpecker, a small town In Arkansas that was hoping to reverse it misfortunes, and the tireless odyssey of the bird-watchers and scientists searching for the Holy Grail of birds, the elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
DIRECTIONS TO MEETINGS
All 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.
SUMMER BIRD WALK
Saturday, August 13, meet at 8 am
The Isle of Cupsogue
Get to Cupsogue before 8:00 am and it’s FREE PARKING! The trip to the shoreline will
begin around 8:15 am. We will meet at the western end of the parking lot. Low tide for that day is 11:22 am, so we will take a comfortable walk of about 1 mile to the crossable mud flats, where we will see south-bound migrating shorebirds, and some summer residents as well. Bring sunscreen, water, and sand-walking/water-walking foot ware – or go barefoot!
The crossing is mushy but not harsh on the feet. For more information, please contact
Eileen Schwinn, the Trip Leader (various other ELIAS Members/Directors will also be in attendance!) by email: email@example.com or call 516-662-7751. Heavy rain or
severe weather conditions (high wind or lightning ) will cancel this trip. Binoculars are necessary, and scopes are helpful.
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, contact Eileen Schwinn.
If you have a suggestion for a program, please contact Suzi Stewart.
Phone numbers and emails are on the board page.