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  • CameraGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, February 15, 2018


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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Joe Guinta - Sparrow Identification & Appreciation

    Description: Joe will give a presentation on sparrow identification focusing on the species that can be seen in our area. He will discuss their habits and the best times and locations to spot these birds. Identifying sparrows will be much easier with Joe’s tips and tricks. Joe has traveled extensively and has led birding groups to Texas, California, Costa Rica, Belize and Panama among other places. Joe’s presentation will give you a new appreciation of the beauty of sparrows.

    See the program page for more information

  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    February 16 to 19, 2018

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

    This year makes the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This profoundly influential international prohibition of the pursuit, hunting, taking and killing or selling of most species of North American native birds led the way to several other such acts of protection. To help celebrate this success, we are asking our readers to join in on the Great Backyard Bird Count during February 16 to 19. Every tally will contribute to a global snapshot of what is happening in the bird world in this space and time.

    Click for details

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    May 13, 2018

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

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

    Program: Hosted by Friends of Connetquot.  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: call Connetquot State Park Preserve at 581-1072 to register. Registration fee $4 plus $8 parking fee per car (unless you have yearly NYS) Park pass.

    See the program page for 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.

Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 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

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30 am - Sunken Meadow SP

    Meet in the main parking lot in front of the main pavilion near the traffic circle.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:30 am - Heckscher SP

    Meet in Field 5 western end

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:30 am - Jones Beach WE SP

    Meet in the parking lot at the Marina near the Coast Guard Station.

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:30 am - Robert Moses SP

    Meet in Field 5 at the northeast corner.

Click here to see the complete schedule

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