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  • EarthSecond Annual Long Island Climate Conference

    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Place: Sisters of St. Joseph Academy in Brentwood, N.Y. - Directions

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Description: The conference will host a broad range of speakers who will address climate threats to coastal communities as well as highlight what is being done and what can be done to mitigate negative effects to Long Island’s critical coastal areas and important habitats for birds, wildlife and people.

    See the program page for more information

  • Yellow WarblerGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Place: Seatuck Environmental Association located at the Scully Estate - 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip NY 11751

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: What it Takes to Compete in the Long Island Birding Challenge

    Description: Tim Dunn and a team of birders, Pteam Ptarmiggeddon, compete annually in the Seatuck Birding Challenge, winning first place three times. Sponsored by Great South Bay Audubon for the last several years, the team has had many interesting and humourous moments over the course of their competitions. Tim will talk about the highlights and lowlights involved in their annual effort to see all of the birds from Brooklyn to the Hamptons in one twelve-hour period.

    See the program page for more information

  • Annual Member Participation and Holiday Celebration Night

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Place: Seatuck Environmental Association located at the Scully Estate - 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip NY 11751

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Description: Holiday spirit, camraderie, good food and lots of fun and laughs are what this night is about. Bring photos to share if you would like, a favorite book, a poem, a story, a treat: anything you would like to share with your fellow members. This is the last meeting of 2018 and it will give us an opportunity to reflect back on the year and look ahead to 2019 and enjoy some good company.

    See the program page for more information

  • 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.

2018 GSBAS Bird Festival

Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:00 am - Montauk

    Leader(s): Bob Grover (516-318-8536) Ken Thompson (631-612-8028)

    Meet at Lighthouse parking lot. Latecomers can still join in the vicinity of the restaurant overlook. Directions: Route 27 to 27A to end.

  • Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 9:00 am - Montauk

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120) and Ken Thompson (631-612-8028)

    Meet at Lighthouse parking lot. Latecomers can still join in the vicinity of the restaurant overlook. Directions: Route 27 to 27A to end.

  • Saturday, January 12, 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.

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:30 am - Jones Beach West End

    Leader(s): Mike Cooper (516-523-2369, Bob Grover (516-318-8536)

    Meet in the parking lot near the Coast Guard Station at West End.

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 8:30 am - Bob Laskowski Memorial Duck Walk

    Leader(s): Bob Grover (516-318-8536)

    Meet at Brookwood Hall, Islip Town Park in East Islip on Irish Lane between Montauk Hwy and Union Blvd.

Click here to see the complete schedule

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Your membership dues will also go directly to our local conservation and educational endeavors and support our work at Brookside County Park.

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