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

Saturday, April 6, 2024 Meet at 8:30 am​
North Fork Preserve County Park

Join us for a Bird Walk at the North Fork Preserve beginning at 8:30 am, April 6, 2024. Rain date will be Sunday April 7th at 8:30 am. We will start to explore along the paved Roadway leading to the County Building and then walk the trails looking for hold over winter birds and hopefully some early migrants. Please dress for the weather and protection from ticks. 

The park is at 5330 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, just east of Church Lane.

Please register with Byron Young
[email protected]

A tentative schedule for walks this spring
We will use Constant Content for changes and Pop-up walks.

All walks will begin at 8:00 am, unless otherwise noted .
Walks will last approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the birds!

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Meet at Veteran’s Memorial Park Parking Lot, on Route 25, Calverton, this walk will follow the biking/hiking trail south toward the western runway. Byron Young ([email protected]) will be leading this walk. Please be sure to tell him you will be joining him.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 MEET AT 9:00 am
Bayard Cutting 
Tom Moran ([email protected]) is leading this trip. Meet at 9:00 am in the main parking lot, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River, this walk covers the 691 acre state park and its riverfront, marshland, specimen trees, and open fields – providing a great habitat for north-bound migrating birds. It’s always a great place to find warblers found no where else on Eastern Long Island.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 
Hubbard County Park 
Brian Moldashel is leading this walk, but please register with Eileen Schwinn, ([email protected]). Meet at the trail head on Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays, this area features pine/oak forest, beetle-ravaged clearings, total creeks, high and low salt marsh and Peconic Bay. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles over level – but maybe muddy – trails. A new, exciting area to explore by a leader, Brian, who describes the area as a bit of a gem off the beaten path!”

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Terrell River County Park 
Tom Moran ([email protected]) – will meet you at the parking area (across from Kaler’s Pond, 43 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches). Easy walking trails along wide trails, with over 260 acres through various oak and cedar groves, along the Terrell River, to Moriches Bay. Approximately 2.75 miles, Restroom facilities are across the street at Kaler’s Pond.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 
Shoreham Beach, 
Brookhaven Town Park
with Tom Moran ([email protected]) - TENTATIVE - MORE INFORMATION TO COME 

Sunday, May 19, 2024 MEET AT 12 NOON
Hunters Garden/
Bald Hill
Eileen Schwinn ([email protected]) - is leading this walk which will begin at 12:00 noon along Route 51, Northampton. Always a favorite spring walk, this has a late start due to DEC authorized Turkey Hunt Season in the morning. Warblers and other migrating and summer resident/nesting birds are usually vocal and exciting to see in the old woods, and vernal ponds of the wide walking trails of approximately 1.5 miles. We may move to nearby Bald Hill if necessary, with an earlier start time.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Join Gigi Spates for a walk around QWR. Currently on the Board of the Refuge she has been the director and knows all the secret spots the birds may be hiding. Please register with Gigi at [email protected]

Saturday, May 25, 2024 
Manorville Hills
Tom Moran takes the lead for this walk ([email protected]) – meet him at the first parking area within the park, located on the east side of County Road 111 (Captain Daniel Roe Highway), Manorville. Various trails in various habitats usually host a nice selection of our returning nesting birds among the new growth woods and shrubs. Sometimes hilly, this walk is approximately 2.5 miles.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Eileen Schwinn ([email protected]) leading – meeting in the parking lot, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue. The walk – at this Home of ELIAS – circles the Ice Pond, travels to the North Pond and visits the Chocolate Pudding Pond through new and old woods and streams. There are real changes in the woods, with wide, open spaces due to the clear cuts to hopefully limit the spread of the Southern Pine Beetle. If you haven’t walked the trails at QWR you have to join us now! The walk is about 1.5 miles on wide pine-needle pathways.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Joint South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) and ELIAS Eric Salzman Memorial Walk
Eileen Schwinn ([email protected]) - will meet the group at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, this annual walk around the open fields and edge-lined woods of SoFo offered excellent views of resident nesting warblers and song birds – and sometimes, some interesting bird surprises! Approximately 1.5 miles on wide, neatly mowed paths, with multiple stops to observe and listen, this walk honors the late Eric Salzman, a director of SoFo and long-time friend and mentor to many members of ELIAS, including the leader, Eileen. Please register with SoFo 632-537-9734.