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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Please be sure to register with the leader in case of any changes.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 − Meet at 8:00 am 
North Fork County Park
Led by Byron Young
The entrance to this park is just east of Church Lane in Riverhead (5330 Sound Ave). Vernal ponds, meadows and wooded areas attract a variety of migrating and nesting birds. Each Spring day is different but, hopefully we will find warblers, thrushes, early migrating birds, and raptors. First stop will be along the entrance road, before parking and walking the well-mowed and chip-covered trails. Dress for the weather, and tick protection! There are no rest room facilities. Contact Byron Young, [email protected], to register

Saturday, May 6, 2023 − Meet at 8:00 am
Rocky Point DEC Area 26
Led by Byron Young
Usually an excellent spot, with hills, vales and some mud puddles to attract migrating − and locally nesting − warblers! Located at the eastern most parking lot, on the south side of the Route 25A Bypass, about 1/8 mile west of the fork to the 25A Business district, this “hidden” gem is frequently used by mountain bikers, hikers and bird watchers throughout the Spring. It also hosts bugs, attracted to early budding trees. Those bugs attract the birds! Contact Byron Young, [email protected], to register.

Saturday, May 13, 2023 − Meet at 8:00 am
Wertheim NWR
Led by Byron Young
We will meet at 8 am in front of the Refuge Headquarters. The Refuge is located at 340 Smith Road in Shirley. First stop on our walk will be the river overlook to see what might be around the waters edge. From there we will proceed along the roadway that crosses over the River stopping near the Maintenance buildings in hopes of catching the nesting Bluebirds. Then depending upon everyone’s ambition we can then continue on the 2.5 mile White Oak trail. We will end our walk by checking out the bird feeders behind the Refuge building. Please register with Byron Young, [email protected]

Saturday, May 20, 2023 – Meet at 7:30 am
Hunters Garden
Led by Eileen Schwinn
Located on the west side of Route 51 in Northampton (the border of Brookhaven & Southampton, just north of Sunrise Highway), Hunters Garden is a truly unique DEC managed area. Vernal ponds and dirt trails lead us though a rather hilly section of the South shore. Past finds include: both Cuckoos, Scarlet Tanager,Vireos, Wood and Hermit Thrush, Gnatcatchers, and a nice selection of warblers! The walk is approximately 2-3 miles − you might wish to bring a light snack and water along. Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected], to register.

Friday, May 26, 2023 − Meet at 7:30 am 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Led by Eileen Schwinn
Our home! We will meet in the former parking lot (please park across the street, parallel to the railroad tracks), we will walk the Loop around the Ice Pond (about a mile). Good warbler-loving habitat − pine woods, open fields and tangled understory. Past visits have offered Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and even a Yellow-throated Warbler – but no guarantees! Well stocked feeders and clean restrooms are also provided! The QWR staff keeps the trails wide and brush free, so ticks are rarely a concern. Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected], to register.

Saturday, May 27, 2023 − Meet at 8:00 am
Manorville Hills
Led by Byron Young
Enter the park from is the north bound lanes of Route 111, Daniel Roe Highway, in Manorville. It is part of the Pine Barrens, and a nice stopping off point for migrating warblers. Habitats include marshy areas, fields and woods. Contact Byron Young, [email protected] to register.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 − Meet at 7:30 am
Hunters Garden
Led by Eileen Schwinn
A revisit to one of the busiest bird stop-over locations in our area. Pristine woods, it’s hard to imagine you are still on Long Island. See Above for possible birds and info. Different day usually means different birds! Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected], to register.

Saturday, June 17 2023− Meet at 8:30 am
South Fork Natural History Museum 
A Joint Bird Walk and a Memorial – Led by Eileen Schwinn, Byron Young, Tom Moran and Darlene McNeil 
A joint-exploration of SOFO’s meadow home to nesting Bluebirds, Baltimore Orioles, Indigo Bunting, Blue-winged Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Purple Martin, and more. (This walk originally was led by noted birder and composer, Eric Salzman, a member of both organizations. As my mentor, I often feel Eric’s presence along the trails and birdlife here, and it’s my honor to be a Leader of the walk). Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected], to register.