The primary mission of the Great South Bay Audubon Society is to advocate for the conservation of habitats for native birds and other native wildlife on Long Island.

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Please note that, until further notice, all GSBAS nature walks have been canceled due to Coronavirus concerns.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Flower GardenGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Due to the Coronavirus, this meeting has been cancelled.

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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Speaker: Karl Auwaeter from Bayport Flower House

    Program Description: Karl will give a presentation on how to make a rain garden with native plants to attract bees and birds. Rain gardens have been popular lately, as a natural and eco friendly way to save and re-use water.

    See the program page for more information

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Sunday, May 10, 2020

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

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

    Program: Join Great South Bay Audubon Society at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in the preserve to find and identify ducks and other birds that winter at this Long Island treasure.

    RSVP required: Fill out the RSVP form on the Birding and Breakfast page (under the B&B heading) beginning two weeks prior to the event. Registration fee $4, payable at the event.

  • Stop and Shop Card Fundraiser

    We have an 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 your support.

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Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:30 am - Sisters of St. Joseph Campus

    Leader(s): Ken Thompson (631-612-8028) Jack Carlson (631-988-6808)

    Sunrise Highway to Brentwood Rd North approximately 2.5 mi Look for main entrance, meet in parking lot in front of Building 4.

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 8:30 am - Sisters of St. Joseph Campus

    Leader(s): Jack Carlson (631-988-6808) Ken Thompson (631-612-8028)

    Sunrise Highway to Brentwood Rd North approximately 2.5 mi Look for main entrance, meet in parking lot in front of Building 4.

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00 am - Birding & Breakfast, Connetquot River SPP

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

    Continental breakfast. Reservations required - 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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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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