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© 2017 Eastern Long Island 
Audubon Society
"From the Barrens to the Bays"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. 

A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society

Serving the communities of South Hampton, East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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Field Trip: Saturday, September 9, 2017, meet at 8:30 am 
Smith Point County Park
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
The Fall raptor, songbird and shorebird migration should be well under way, as we meet at the far western end of the main parking lot at Smith Point County Park. We will walk to the Ranger Station for a view from the upper deck. We will then hike westward, toward the New Old Inlet area, then back to the Ranger Station. If there are any birds of note reported in the area of the boat ramp, we shall visit the marina area - just before the bridge – as well. Please dress for the weather and conditions. Binoculars are a must, and scopes are very helpful. This is an exciting time to be along the barrier beach, and hopefully, we will be there on favorable winds and mild weather! For more details, contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline.net or call 516-662-7751 the day of the trip.  

Meeting: Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:15 pm
The Mysteries of Sparrow ID*
Joe Giunta
Joe Giunta will give a slide-aided presentation about the 15 sparrow species that can be regularly seen in the NYC area. He will discuss their life habits, best locations, and best times to see and appreciate these birds. He promises many ID aids and tricks. He will also discuss 10 other species that look and act like sparrows that are also found in the NYC area.
Joe is the owner of Happy Warblers LLC a travel and education company that specializes in birding trips. He has traveled extensively and has led birding groups to Texas, California, Costa Rica, Belize and Panama among other places. He promises an interesting and educational evening.

​Meeting: Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:15 pm
Understanding National Policy to 
Address Climate Change*
E.C. Brolin
   Citizens Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan national organization focused on national policies to address climate change. They propose a “carbon fee and dividend” policy as a means of minimizing the burning of carbon-based fuels. This policy would make goods that use fossil fuels more expensive and return the funds collected to all households on an equal basis. Mr. Brolin is a volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby and a retired executive who was responsible for nuclear energy research and development in government and industry. He is also a past chairman of the sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee.
   Since retiring Mr. Brolin has been active in our local community, including chairing the Sustainable Southampton Advisory Committee to the Town Board. The Committee helped pass several progressive pieces of legislation leading to improved sustainability for Southampton.

Field Trip: Saturday, October 14, 2017, meet at 8:30 am 
Fire Island Hawk Watch & Hike to the Lighthouse 
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
A repeat of a well-liked field trip, we will be meeting at the eastern end of Parking Lot 5, at Robert Moses State Park. We will stop at the Hawk Watch, where, with favorable winds, we 
will be joining other Long Island birders for a while, and hopefully see a number of east to west flying raptors. We will then walk the 3/4 mile boardwalk to the Fire Island Lighthouse, looking for migrating song birds along the way. Dress for the weather, and perhaps, bring a light snack and water. Binoculars a must. For more details, please contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline.net or call 516-662-7751 the day of the trip.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Annual Dinner, Celebrating Birding
Chris Paparo
Join us at 6 pm at COWFISH Restaurant 
in Hampton Bays
for a New Orleans Style Buffet.

$55.00 per person​

* Meetings take place at 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 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.

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