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  • Annual Dinner Fundraiser

    Monday, May 2, 2016

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

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

    Guest Speaker: Our speaker this year is Dr. Douglas Futuyma, distinguished professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. An avid naturalist, Doug has authored several text books and his research concerns speciation and the evolution of interactions between species, especially herbivorous insects and their host plants. Doug’s talk for our dinner is titled "A World of Birds; A Biologist’s View." Hope to see you there!

    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, beautiful framed painting of a Meadowlark singing its heart out in a field of greenery.

    Dinner tickets are $45 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 Events page for more details

  • General Membership Meeting

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Birding with the Fish Guy - A Look at the Sea's Feathered Inhabitants

    Description: Chris Paparo, wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, will discuss the birds you can observe close to the shore such as wading birds, waterfowl, and raptors. Chris will talk about where on Long Island one could go to observe each of them, as he has been exploring the wildlife of Long Island for over 30 years.

    See the program page for more information

  • Clean-up at Brookside Park

    Saturday, April 23, 2016

    Place: Brookside County Park

    Time: 10:00 A.M.

    Come and join our Spring Clean up of Brookside County Park! Saturday April 23 marks the date with a 10:00 a.m. start time. If raking is not your thing, there are many other chores that need to be done to get this property back in shape after such a harsh winter. Please let Annette know if think you might be able to make it. This might be a great opportunity for anyone to explore the park and get to know some of our members. We'd love to see new faces and we welcome everyone! Refreshments and bagels for all!

    See the program page for more information

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

    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 631-581-1731 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 631-581-1731.  More information...

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

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

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Program: Hosted by Friends of Connetquot.  Join Friends of Connetquot, Great South Bay Audubon Society and NY State Parks Environmental Education Office at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in beautiful Connetquot Preserve to find and identify migrating and other resident birds.

    RSVP required: Call Connetquot State Park Preserve at 581-1072 to register or fill out the RSVP form on the program page (under the B&B heading) beginning two weeks prior to the event:. Registration fee $4 plus $8 parking fee per car (unless you have yearly NYS) Park pass.

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