All levels of naturalists, including beginners,
 are most welcome on Eastern Long Island Audubon field trips. 

Most trips are free 
to attend, however, sometimes the venue 
we are visiting has a fee. We try to make a 
note of it in the notice.

​Eileen Schwinn, Field Trip Chair


"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 of Southampton, East Hampton, 
Riverhead, Brookhaven

© 2018
 Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Summer Bird Walks

SATURDAY MORNING, July 21, Meet at 8 am
Dune Road 
Leader: Eileen Schwinn 
Meet at TIANA BEACH BAY SIDE PARKING LOT, in Hampton Bays. Since Super Storm Sandy, the Tiana Beach bay side has been a very welcome stop for resident birds, as well as early southward-bound migrating shore birds. Join us for a long stay at low tide, and perhaps, an exploration along other Hot Spots of Dune Road. Bring sunscreen, water, and a hat (although there is a covered pavilion to view from, if necessary). Town of Southampton Temporary Parking Permits will be available to non-residents. For more information, please contact Eileen Schwinn at or call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine!

MONDAY MORNING, August 20, Meet at 8 am 
Mud & Sand Flats
Leader: Eileen Schwinn 
Meet at the WESTERN END OF THE CUPSOGUE PARKING LOT, Westhampton Dunes. A refreshing walk of about a mile, along the sand road, then shoreline, of this lovely Suffolk County Park will bring us to an easy crossing to the popular hang-out of gulls, terns and shorebirds. A rail or two, and possibly all the “local” heron species are likely to be seen, as well as the marshland sparrows, along the way. Be prepared to walk in the shallow water to the Island. Barefoot is fine, although hot sand to the shore is likely to be encountered! Bring water, a light snack (if you wish), plenty of sun block, a hat, and perhaps insect repellent – we will be arriving at the crossing point prior to dead low tide at about 11 am. We will bird the flats, and return before the tide get too high. Apologies for this being a mid-week walk – the tidal pattern for this August prevents a weekend visit. There is an entrance fee for Cupsogue, however, arrival prior to 8:00 am will probably allow you to bypass paying anything! Contact Eileen Schwinn at for more information. Call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine – but canceled if a thunder storm!!