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  • Hummingbird Sanctuary Trip

    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Trip Leader: Annette Brownell (631-336-6790)

    Because of limited parking Annette Brownell needs to be contacted with your RSVP; and please also note that RSVPs will be taken up to 8:00 PM on August 18th (please no calls after 8:00 PM); please contact Annette at 631-336-6790 with your RSVP and to arrange car pooling.

    Lastly directions to the sanctuary can be found posted at (and it is expected of all vistors to first do their homework and study the maps, directions, warnings and instructions at LIHUMMER.ORG.)

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM

    Great South Bay Audubon Society (GSBAS) would like to invite the Long Island community and GSBAS Chapter Members to join us on the first Sunday of every month

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

    RSVP: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please call 631-581-1731 or email:

    The Young Naturalists Club focuses on learning about nature and stewardship of a natural area. Outdoor activities include crafting nature boxes and pinecone feeders, nature scavenger hunts, hiking the trails, gardening, and maintaining bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds’ nests and feather displays and special presentations on subjects such as the Northern Bobwhite Quail, local marine creatures, and bird watching. For details on upcoming Young Naturalists Club activities, please email or call 631-581-1731.  More information...

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Saturday, September 10, 2016

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

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Program: Hosted by Friends of Connetquot.  Join Friends of Connetquot, Great South Bay Audubon Society and NY State Parks Environmental Education Office at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in beautiful Connetquot Preserve to find and identify migrating and other resident birds.

    RSVP required: Call Connetquot State Park Preserve at 581-1072 to register or fill out the RSVP form on the program page (under the B&B heading) beginning two weeks prior to the event:. Registration fee $4 plus $8 parking fee per car (unless you have yearly NYS) Park pass.

  • Tour Guides Needed!

    In order for GSBAS to continue to offer our community the service of having greeters at Brookside County Park during our "official open hours," we need several members to volunteer just two hours a month at the park. Tour guides greet visitors and guide them around the historic grounds and offer information. They fill the bird feeders, walk the trails and pick up trash. We work with the buddy system. If you can sign up with a partner, that's terrific. If not, we will pair you up with a partner that knows the ropes. Either way, you will be trained.

    Choose from Wednesdays or Sundays from 1-3 o'clock. Call Vera with any questions or for more information. 631-563-4969 or email

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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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