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  • CameraGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, April 19, 2018


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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Photographing Nature with Bob Labuski

    Description: Photographer Bob Labuski will discuss how photography can deepen the understanding and connection to nature and enjoyment of the outdoors. He will discuss photography techniques and tips on capturing great shots. Bob will also be showing us some of his beautiful photographs.

    See the program page for more information

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be no YNC meeting in April

    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...

  • Annual Dinner Fundraiser

    Monday, May 7, 2018

    Time: 6:00pm Cocktail Hour/ 7:00pm Dinner

    Place: Captain Bill's Bayview House, 122 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore, NY

    Guest Speaker: Christopher Paparo

    Born and raised on Long Island, Chris Paparo has been exploring the wilds of the Island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, he enjoys bringing public awareness to the diverse wildlife that calls the island home. His passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led him to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton and currently manages the new Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University. An award winning member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the New York State Outdoor Writers Association, Paparo writes for several outdoor publications.

    We are once again offering a special raffle to win an original painting by artist in residence, Steven D'Amato. Only $10.00 per raffle ticket allows you the opportunity to own an original, framed painting of a Swamp Sparrow feeding a Lacewing to her young on the nest.

    Dinner tickets are $50 per person and include hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, appetizer, and salad, choice of three entrées, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. A vegetarian entrée is also available. There will be a cash bar.

    Click here for the full flyer and reservation form | See our programs/events page for more 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, April 21, 2018 - 8:30 am - Connetquot River SPP

    Leader(s): Bob Grover (516-318-8536) Ken Thompson (631-612-8028, John Gluth (631-827-01208)

    Meet in parking field. Entrance is on the westbound side of Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) west of Pond Road. If coming from west to east, Take exit 47A and go to the next overpass, Oakdale Bohemia Rd. to cross over bridge, then head westbound and stay in right lane to entrance.

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:00 am - Norman Levy & Jones Beach WE

    Southern State Pkwy. to Meadowbrook Pkwy. south to Merrick Road (27A). Go east on Merrick Road approximately 1/8 mile and turn right into the Norman J. Levy Park.

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00 am - Valley Stream SP & Jones Beach West End

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

    Southern State Parkway to exit 15S, North Corona Ave. No Corona Ave to Hendrickson Ave (.07 mi) turn right at Hendrickson Ave. Hendrickson Ave. to Fletcher Ave (.3 mi) turn right on Fletcher Ave. Fletcher Ave. North to Valley Stream State Park entrance on right (.2 mi). Park at far end of lot.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:00 am - Massapequa

    Take Southern State Pkwy. to Exit 30 (Broadway south) to Baltimore Ave., go left 2 blocks to Parkside Blvd. Park on street, and walk into the park.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 7:00 am - Central Park

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120), Nick Laviola (631-678-7866)

    Meet at 7 a.m. on Central Park West at 77th Street (opposite the Museum of Natural History). One of
    the best trips for our club!

Click here to see the complete schedule

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