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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May & June Walks



Friday, May 17 @ 8 am
Manorville Hills County Park
Leader: Byron Young
The entrance to Manorville Hills State Park is located on Captain Daniel Roe Hwy (Route 111) in Manorville. A wilderness area used by hikers, bikers and birders. It is part of the Pine Barrens. It is also a stop off point for warblers on the way north. We are hoping to find a few of them. For additional details contact Byron at 631-294-9612 or email at youngb53@optimum.net.


Saturday, May 18 @ 9 am
Hallockville Museum Farm & 
Hallock State Park Bird Walk
Leader: MaryLaura Lamont
Sparrows, wood warblers, orioles, vireos, and grosbeaks can all be found in the fields, woods and pond of these two attached parcels of land, bordering Long Island Sound. It is a good “resting and refueling” spot for birds of all kinds before they take off over the wide Sound to their northern breeding grounds. The $8.00 fee goes towards the educational programs of Hallockville Museum Farm. Call (631) 298-5292 to register or for details.


Sunday, May 19 @ 8 am
Hunters Garden
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, Gnat catchers, 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 beachmed@optonline.net for more information.


Tuesday, May 21@ 7:30 am
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Meet in the parking lot of the Refuge. We will 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 beachmed@ optonline.net for more information.


Saturday, June 1 @ 8 am
Eric Salzman Memorial Walk 
South Fork Natural History Museum
Cosponsored by the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society (ELIAS) 
and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
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.

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.