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"From the Barrens to the Bays"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. 

A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society
Serving communities from Patchogue to Montauk including Southampton, East Hampton, 
Western Riverhead and Brookhaven
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Monday Evening, August 5, 2019 @ 7:15 pm
Take a Walk &
Explore QWR
Enjoy a walk around Quogue Wildlife Refuge. We meet here but have you explored the Refuge, checked out the walk at the Fairy Dell, found the Chocolate Pudding Pond or crossed the far bridge or found the Butterfly Garden? If it is a nice evening, maybe we will catch the flying squirrels or see the Egrets roost. You just never know. Let's find out together and come back for a short movie, a meeting and a snack. 

Sunday Morning, August 25, 2019 @ 8:15 am
Totally Remarkable 
Cupsogue Sand Flats
Leader: Eileen Schwinn

Meet at 8:15 am, at the western end of the Cupsogue parking lot. Low tide is approximately 10:40 am giving us a good amount of time to meander the way to the Bay, and cross with minimal water. Parking fees are collected at this County Park, beginning at 8:30 am, so arrive early. Restrooms are on site, as are refreshment stands at the end of the walk. Once inside the park, one can stay all day if you wish.


F A L L  M E E T I N G S

Monday Evening, September 9, 2019 @ 7:15 pm
Impact of a 
Changing Climate 
on NY Birds
Brooke Bateman, PhD
National Audubon Senior Scientist, Climate

Climate change threatens wildlife and habitats globally, with some regions of North America expected to see dramatic changes in the coming decades. Given the landscape scale nature of climate change, we need to develop a scientific understanding of how wildlife will respond across their entire range. Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change estimates that half of birds in North America are at risk to climate change related range changes. Now, Audubon looks to strengthen our understanding of how birds are responding to climate change as it is happening with a combined forecasting and monitoring approach. Audubon’s Climate Watch program integrates climate projections with community scientists’ local knowledge to track how birds are responding to climate change. Skilled volunteers from across the U.S. collaborate with Audubon scientists by testing the predictions of target species’ mid-2020s climate model projections through on-the-ground monitoring. I will provide an overview of Audubon’s groundbreaking climate science, as well outline how Climate Watch is directly testing hypotheses about bird responses to climate change.

Brooke Bateman is a Senior Scientist, Climate at the National Audubon Society. Brooke received her PhD in Zoology and Tropical Ecology at James Cook University in Australia in 2010. Before working with Audubon, she served as a scientist researching birds and climate with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Brooke spearheads the climate research for Audubon’s science team and, with Audubon’s Climate Watch program, works with community volunteers to understand how climate change affects birds in North America. Her research focus is on spatial ecology and conservation, emphasizing the effect that extreme weather events and climate change have on biodiversity.

Monday Evening, October 7, 2019 @ 7:15 pm
Sandhill Crane 
Janis Hurley, Wildlife Conservation Photographer

Did you know that more than 80% of the world’s Sandhill Cranes make their way on their annual migration north through Nebraska’s Platte River Valley each year?

Did you know that millions of other migratory birds visit the Platte River each spring?

Did you realize that this migration is one of wildlife’s greatest spectacles?
Join Conservation Photographer and Eastern Long Island Audubon member, Janis Hurley, as she recounts her March 2019 migration trip to Nebraska.

Janis Hurley, a Wildlife Conservation Photographer, loves telling stories through images of the natural world. “To witness the interactions of animal/bird families, to see the miraculous instinctual migrations, the familial bonds, and to behold their struggles for habitat and survival…” all these things drive Janis’s work as she uses her art to raise awareness about the lives of wild beings.

“I want people to see things from an animal’s point of view, and to feel something – joy, compassion, wonder, amusement, peace – to relate to the subject beyond just the image.” One of her goals through her photography is to influence people to be more mindful of the environment, to think of what we stand to lose by our carelessness and over-consumption. 
Her work has been exhibited at Libraries and Galleries across the East End and Upstate New York. She was recently notified that she was the Grand Prize winner in the Wildlife category of the 26th annual Gurwin Photo Contest. 

for the ELIAS Annual Dinner 
 on Wednesday, October 16. 
More info to come. 

Meetings held @ 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.

​Become an ELIAS 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. Print the For your convenience you can print a membership form.

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. 

Do you have a suggestion? 

If you have a suggestion for a bird walk, please contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline.net

If you have a suggestion for a program please contact Suzi Stewart at suzizny@aol.com or Bob Adamo at radamo4691@gmail.com.