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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  • 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.

    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.

  • General Membership Meeting

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Maine's Hog Island with Jody Banaszsak

    Our own chapter member, Jody Banaszak, spent a week at Audubon camp on Hog Island this past summer. In addition to adding many birds to her life list, she studied puffin behavior, observed bald eagle nests and learned about the geology of Maine, all of which she will share with a beautiful slide show.

    See the program page for details

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, February 5, 2017

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be no YNC meeting on January 1, 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: info@gsbas.org

    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 info@gsbas.org or call 631-563-7716.  More information...

  • General Membership Meeting

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Falconry on Long Island with Chris Paparo

    The sport of falconry has a rich history throughout the world. It involves a dedicated and knowledgeable falconer, and a healthy, well-trained raptor working together as a team. Come meet Chris Paparo and his Red-tailed Hawk as he talks about the instincts of raptors, how they are trained and what it takes to be a falconer.

    See the program page for details

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    May 14, 2017

    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

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As a member of the Great South Bay Audubon Society you will receive our award winning, bi-monthly newsletter "The Sandpiper."

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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