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  • Humpback WhaleGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, November 16, 2017


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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Joyann Cirigliano, Habitat Specialist

    Description: Many gardeners are also birdwatchers, and vice versa. Sadly, many species of birds are in decline, but by using our yards, we can help our avian neighbors increase their numbers. Find out what our feathered friends look for in summer, winter and during migration. ‘Ecoscaping’ our yards can help restore balance and create safe harbors for wildlife. By blending aesthetics and ecology, landscapes that are both attractive and functional can be created.

    See the program page for more information

  • Humpback WhaleArt Class with Jody Banaszak

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Place: Brookside County Park, 59 Brook Street, Sayville, NY

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Description: Learn how to paint shorebirds in acrylic!

    Beginners welcome! The fee is $15.

    See the program page for more information

  • SeagullWinter Gull Identification Workshop, Lecture & Walk

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    With Mike Cooper

    Place: Lecture begins at Brookside County Park at 9:00a.m., 59 Brook St. Sayville

    Field Trip to Follow: Location to be determined (car pooling available)

    There is no charge for this class.

    Advance registration is necessary and space is limited.

    See the program page for more information

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, December 3, 2017

    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 631-563-7716 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 631-563-7716.  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.

Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 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.

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 9:00 am - Montauk

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120) & 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, February 3, 2018 - 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.

  • 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.

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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