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
Take a Walk 
& Enjoy the Spring

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, meet at 8:30 am 
North Fork Preserve
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Vernal ponds, meadows and wooded areas attract a variety of visiting migrants and nesting birds, in addition to raptors, and thrushes. Each day is different during migration season. 
The entrance to North Fork Preserve is on Sound Avenue, just east of Church Lane in Riverhead. Follow the driveway to the parking area by the former hunting lodge. Dress for ticks, however, we will be on mowed paths for most of the walk. 

Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 am
Birding the Fields, Woods and Bluffs 
of Hallockville Museum Farm and 
Hallock State Park 
Leader: MaryLaura Lamont 
This walk begins at Hallockville Museum Farm. Please park there. Diversity of habitats at the Hallockville Farm complex along Long Island Sound produces good bird sightings from warblers, swallows, vultures to kingbirds and Osprey. Program sponsored by Hallockville Museum Farm. There is an $8.00 fee which goes to their educational programs. Call (631) 298-5292 to register.

Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 am 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Beginning at 7:30 am, we will meet in the parking lot of the Refuge, and walk the approximately one mile loop around the Ice Pond. Various warbler-loving habitats — pine woods, open fields, and tangled understory — will be explored. In past years, this hidden gem has had Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and even Yellow-throated Warbler, along with the expected nesting warblers and song birds! Almost guaranteed to be tick-free (the Wildlife staff makes sure the trails are wide and brush-free), this spot is a real winner! Contact Eileen at for more information.

Thursday, May 24 at 8 am 
Hunters Garden, Eastport
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Located on the west side of Route 51 in Northampton (border of Brookhaven and Southampton Townships, just north of Sunrise Highway), Hunters Garden is a DEC managed area which is truly unique. Vernal ponds and dirt trails lead us in a rather hilly section of the South Shore. Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager, Vireos, Wood and Hermit Thrush, Gnatcatchers, as well as many warblers, are likely to be seen. Dress for ticks, and bring a snack/water. We will meet at the clearing at the end of the dirt road (which will, hopefully, have an open yellow gate), approximately one mile from the Route 51 “entrance”. Contact Eileen at for more information.

Saturday, June 2 at SoFo - Meet at 8 am
Eric Salzman Memorial Walk at 
South Fork Natural History Museum
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Cosponsored by the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society (ELIAS) and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
On this joint walk we will explore the avian life of the meadow behind the South Fork Natural History Museum and remember Eric Salzman who led this walk for many years. We will miss his keen ear to ID the bird songs. This walk will provide an opportunity to see and—especially—hear some of our locally breeding birds. The two-hour walk will be followed by a short introduction to the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society. Light refreshments will be served.
There is no charge for this event, but advance reservations are required. Please call SoFo at (631) 537-9735 for reservations and directions to the Museum, if you need them.