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  • WarblerGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Warblers! with Joe Guinta

    Description: Warblers are jewels of the birding world. Their colorful plumage and delightful songs makes them the most desired birds to see and identify during spring migration. Joe’s presentation will give us information regarding the 35 species of warblers that are regularly seen in this area. He will discuss their distribution, abundance, habits and ease or difficulty of identification here on Long Island.

    See the program page for more information

  • 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

  • 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

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00 am - Valley Stream SP & Jones Beach West End

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120), Bob Grover (516-318-8536)

    Southern State Parkway to exit 15S, North Corona Ave. No Corona Ave to Hendrickson Ave (.07 mi) turn right at Hendrickson Ave. Hendrickson Ave. to Fletcher Ave (.3 mi) turn right on Fletcher Ave. Fletcher Ave. North to Valley Stream State Park entrance on right (.2 mi). Park at far end of lot.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:00 am - Massapequa

    Take Southern State Pkwy. to Exit 30 (Broadway south) to Baltimore Ave., go left 2 blocks to Parkside Blvd. Park on street, and walk into the park.

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 7:00 am - Central Park

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120), Nick Laviola (631-678-7866)

    Meet at 7 a.m. on Central Park West at 77th Street (opposite the Museum of Natural History). One of
    the best trips for our club!

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 9:30 am - Belmont SP

    Exit 38 off the Southern State Pkwy. Meet in the parking lot on the east side of the lake.

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00 am - Alley Pond Park

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

    Northern State Pkwy to Exit 23, which reads: Cross Island Parkway, Union Turnpike and Alley Pond Park. Go to Union Turnpike (NOT Alley Pond Park). At the signal light, turn right onto Union Turnpike. Proceed to the next signal light which is Springfield Blvd and turn right. Go about 4 blocks to 76th Ave. Turn right onto 76th Ave. and proceed to Alley Pond Parking lot on your left.

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