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


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Take a walk with ELIAS
this Saturday, March 13th
as we explore
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge 
Meet at the parking lot at 8:30 am

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge encompasses approximately 2,550 acre on the south shore of Long Island. The Refuge is bisected by the Carmans River, a designated scenic river. The Refuge features a variety of habitats including oak-pine woodlands, grasslands and fresh, brackish and salt water wetlands creating a haven for waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and songbirds. 

On our walk while enjoying river views we will be looking for migrating birds, wintering birds and hoping for some spring migrants. 

Registration a must!

Registration is required, please email Byron Young at to reserve your spot. A mask and social distancing protocol will be respected. You will receive a waiver to print and bring with you on the walk. As always, dress for the weather.

The Refuge is located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY. .From Sunrise Highway exit at the William Floyd Parkway. Get off the William Floyd at Montauk Highway, make a right onto Montauk Highway heading west, in about half a mile make left onto Smith Road. Follow Smith Road for approximately one-quarter mile (crossing over railroad tracks) – the Refuge entrance is on the right.