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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September & October Field Trips 









SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 MEET AT 8 AM

SMITH POINT

Leader: Eileen Schwinn

The Fall raptor, songbird and shorebird migration should be well under way, as we meet at the far western end of the main parking lot at Smith Point County Park. We will walk to the Ranger Station for a view from the upper deck. We will then hike westward, toward the New Old Inlet area, then back to the Ranger Station. If there are any birds of note reported in the area of the boat ramp, we shall visit the marina area – just before the bridge – as well. Please dress for the weather and conditions. Binoculars are a must, and scopes are very helpful. This is an exciting time to be along the barrier beach, and hopefully, we will be there on favorable winds and mild weather! For more details, contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline.net or call 516 662-7751.





















SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Special meeting instructions

CENTRAL PARK

Central Park is a wonderful destination for fall birding! Join Katie on the LIRR train leaving from the Ronkonkoma train station at 5:35 am or meet her in the city at West 72nd and Central Park West at 7:30 am. There will be opportunities for coffee, food and bathrooms at The Boathouse in the park. We can plan on taking a 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. train home, but you can leave earlier or stay longer if you wish! In addition to buying a train ticket, you will need to purchase 2 rides for the MetroCard/Subway.

Please email Katie at katiekleinpeter@gmail.com 
so she knows to look out for you.



























SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 MEET AT 8 AM

FIRE ISLAND HAWK WATCH & 
HIKE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

Leader: Eileen Schwinn

For this well-liked field trip, we will meet at the eastern end of Parking Lot 5, at Robert Moses State Park. We will stop at the Hawk Watch, where, with favorable winds, we will be joining other Long Island birders for a while, and hopefully see a number of east to west flying raptors. We will then walk the 3/4 mile boardwalk to the Fire Island Lighthouse, looking for migrating song birds along the way. Dress for the weather, and perhaps, bring a light snack and water. Binoculars a must. For more details, please contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline net or call 516-662-7751 the day of the trip.​