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  • Walking in the WoodsAnnual Dinner Fundraiser

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    Time: 6:00pm Cocktail Hour/ 7:00pm Dinner

    Place: Captain Bill's Bayview House, 122 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore, NY

    Guest Speaker: Nature Photographer Jim Colligan

    The sun is already setting noticeably later in the day, and spring will be here before we know it. So will our annual dinner! As usual, it is being held the first Monday in May, May 6th, at Captain Bill's in Bay Shore.

    We have already begun planning and collecting prizes for raffles. Donations of items of a nature theme are appreciated, as well as gift certificates from favorite restaurants or places to go, like theaters or museums. We have a donation letter available if you are willing to get a few donations. Steve D'Amato generously agreed to donate another original painting. The subject for this year is pair of Barn Owls.

    See our programs/events page for more details

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Sunday May 12, 2019

    Place: Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Program: Join us for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in beautiful Connetquot Preserve to find and identify birds.

    RSVP required: Registration is Required - Please fill out the RSVP form on the program page beginning two weeks prior to the event.

    No Cost for Breakfast - $4.00 per Adult (payable at the event.)

    See the program page for details

  • June Outdoor ProgramJune Outdoor Program at Brookside

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Place: Great South Bay Audubon Society's Headquarters - Brookside County Park - 59 Brook Street, Sayville, NY

    Time: 6:00 pm Rain or Shine

    Program Description: Meet live owls and get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of these common-but seldom seen-local inhabitants! Enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptations. You will have great photo opportunities!

    Refreshments will be available. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

    More details...

  • Stop and Shop Card Fundraiser

    We have a easy way for you to support our Chapter that won’t cost you a penny. Stop and Shop has a fundraising program for non-profit organizations. They sell us gift cards at a discounted rate and we sell them at face value. So, a $50 gift card costs you $50. You would already be spending that at the grocery store anyway, and Great South Bay Audubon makes a profit.

    Use these gift cards for purchasing anything at Stop and Shop, or give as gifts. There is no limit to how many you can purchase, no expiration date and no fees. You don't have to spend it all at once; you carry a balance over on the card. It really is that simple. Gift cards are available in $25 and $50 increments.

    If you are interested in participating in this program, please click here for an order form, or purchase them at any of our General Membership meetings. As always, we appreciate you support.

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Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:00 am - Oceanside & Jones Beach

    Southern State Pkwy. to Meadowbrook Pkwy. South to Merrick Road (27A). Go west on Merrick Road a short distance and turn left on Mill Road and bear left(on Main Street) turn right on Atlantic Avenue to Waukena Ave. left to Park Avenue TO Golf Drive (brown signs from Atlantic to Oceanside Marine EC)

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:30 am - Shinnecock

    Sunrise Hwy. East to Exit 65 South to Montauk Highway. Go east and follow signs to Ocean Beaches. Cross Ponquogue Bridge and turn left at the traffic light. Go to end of road to parking lot at inlet. We meet at the ocean overlook parking area south of the road.

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:00 am - Birding & Breakfast, Connetquot River SPP

    Leader(s): Edith & Bob Wilson, Helga Merryman, Ken Thompson, Jack Carlson

    Continental breakfast. Reservations required - call Connetquot River State Park Preserve at 581-1072 or fill out the form on our programs page to register. Registration fee $4. plus $8 parking fee per car - unless you have yearly Empire pass.

Click here to see the complete schedule

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