ELIAS Meetings/Programs

Meetings/Programs are held at 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Directions to Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue, NY.

From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27, Sunrise Highway heading East. From Sunrise take Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on to 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.

Weather Alert - If a meeting is canceled we will make every effort to leave a message on the answering machine at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge 653-4771 and notify members by email.

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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 communities from Patchogue to Montauk including Southampton, 
East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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Monday Evening, February 4, 2019 at 7:15 pm
Fire & Ice
Two Countries, Very Different – 
with a Common Factor – Great Birds!

Eileen Schwinn

In May of 2015, Eileen, along with her husband, Hans, and two friends, spent 15 days exploring all the major regions of Iceland by car. Although not specifically a birding trip, it was impossible not to notice the abundance of bird life - especially since it was breeding season.  

In February, 2017, Eileen again hit the road – this time on a structured, two-week citizen-science bird survey trip to Cuba, along with members of Massachusetts Audubon and the Caribbean Conservation Trust. 

Two very different countries, environments, and climates – but each containing some elements in common, such as welcoming, open people, and some pretty neat birds.
Join us for a photo presentation of both Iceland and Cuba, and maybe your interest will push you toward similar trips of your own, to these unique places.

A Baltimore Oriole was The Spark Bird for Eileen Schwinn, which she saw at age seven. The birding bug really bit and infected her about 50 years later – the rest is history. Past President and current Vice President of ELIAS, Eileen is the Trip Leader for the club. Her interests outside of birding are few – a history book club and, of course, her four, dear little grandchildren. You can usually find her roaming Dune Road or any place a rare, slightly rare or not nearly rare bird is reported in Suffolk County! 

Monday, March 3, 2019 at 7:15 pm

Dianne Taggart

Warblers!! Springtime brings beautiful warblers to Long Island! Come and join us as Dianne Taggart (long time LI birder) tells us all about these remarkable birds. Using photos and many interesting and fun facts, the evening will get you ready for spring migration and the return of the Warblers!!

Dianne Taggart has lived on LI all her life but came to be a birder late in life. However that quickly became a passion that has lasted for over 30 years. She ran the “LI Birds” website for many years and is currently the administrator for the “LI Birds” FaceBook Group.