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  • Artist's PalletteArt Class with Jody Banaszak

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Beginners welcome!

    The fee is $15.

    Contact Jody to register at

    See the program page for more information

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

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

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

    Program: 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

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, October 7, 2018

    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, August 25, 2018 - 8:00 am - Jamaica Bay NWR

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120), Bob Grover (516-318-8536)

    Southern State Pkwy. to Belt Pkwy. to Exit 17, Cross Bay Blvd. South. Continue south for about 2 miles. Look for entrance of refuge on the right (west) side. There are signs for park entrance.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:30 am - Connetquot River SPP

    Meet in the parking lot near booth. May require entrance fee of $8.

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:30 am - Shinnecock & Dune Road

    Sunrise Hwy. East to Exit 65 South to Montauk Highway. Go east and follow signs to Ocean Beaches. Cross Ponquogue Bridge and turn left at the traffic light. Go to end of road to parking lot at inlet.

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:00 am - Birding & Breakfast, Connetquot River SPP

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

    Continental breakfast. Reservations required - call Connetquot River State Park Preserve at 581-1072 or 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.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:30 am - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area & Jones Beach

    Southern State Pkwy. to Meadowbrook Pkwy. South to Merrick Road (27A). Go west on Merrick Road a short distance and turn left on Mill Rd. and bear left (on Main St.). Turn right on Atlantic Ave. to Waukena Ave., Left to Park Avenue to Golf Drive, make right  (follow brown signs from Atlantic Oceanside Marine NSA)

Click here to see the complete schedule

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