August Program

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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"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

Monday Evening, August 5, 2019 @ 7:15 pm
Take a Walk and Explore QWR
Enjoy a walk around Quogue Wildlife Refuge.  Have you explored the Refuge lately? 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. 

Fall Programs

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 Migration
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.