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General Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018


CameraPlace: 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

Program 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.

Directions: Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) to Exit 45 (Rte. 111/Islip/Smithtown), Follow signs to Rte. 111 South toward Islip. Rte. 111 ends at Main St. (Rte. 27A). Turn right onto Main St. (Rte. 27A). Turn left at first traffic light onto South Bay Ave. The entrance to the Environmental Center is almost exactly one mile south of Main St. on the right. Park in the main parking lot on your left.

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

CameraMonday, 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

Speaker Biography: 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.

An original painting! - Artist in residence, Steven D'Amato is painting the most adorable painting of a Swamp Sparrow feeding a Lacewing to her young on the nest (shown on the right.) Only $10.00 per raffle ticket allows you the opportunity to own this original, framed painting. Steve uses a combination of images from his research to produce an original, realistic scene.  Additional raffles will be available for purchase at our general meeting and at the dinner. You need not be present to win.

Dinner tickets are $50 per person ($55 after April 28) 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.

Please complete and mail your dinner reservation form by April 28, together with both your raffle tickets and check payable to GSBAS, in the enclosed self-addressed envelope to:

Great South Bay Audubon Society
P.O. Box 267
Sayville, NY 11782

Please include your seating preference naming all the individuals (tables of 10).
You may secure your table assignment and door prize raffle ticket at the door.

This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with other Society members while enjoying the food, speaker and raffles at this annual fund raiser. There will be wonderful and varied Chinese Auction, raffle prizes and door prizes.

Click here to download the full flyer and reservation form

Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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 ducks and other birds that winter at the preserve.

No Cost for Breakfast - $4.00 per Adult - $8 Parking Fee (None with a N.Y.S. Empire Pass)

Registration is Required beginning 2 weeks prior to the event - Please call 631-581-1072  or fill out the RSVP form below beginning two weeks prior to the event:

Fill out my online form.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all general membership meeting programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip. Park in the main parking lot on your left. Call GSBAS direct at 631-563-7716 for details and updates.

Join us at 7:00 pm for pre-program refreshments and casual conversation.  Our bird experts will be on hand to field your questions, discuss equipment, and share their favorite birding spots.

Directions to the Seatuck Environmental Association located at the Scully Estate: Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) to Exit 45 (Rte. 111/Islip/Smithtown), Follow signs to Rte. 111 South toward Islip. Rte. 111 ends at Main St. (Rte. 27A). Turn right onto Main St. (Rte. 27A). Turn left at first traffic light onto South Bay Ave. The entrance to the Environmental Center is almost exactly one mile south of Main St. on the right. Park in the main parking lot on your left.

Directions to the Connetquot State Park Preserve: Approaching from the East, the entrance is on the north side of Sunrise Highway, opposite the Sunrise-Montauk Highway merge.  From the west, get off Sunrise Highway at Oakdale-Bohemia Road, cross over Sunrise Highway, make a left at the light heading west, merge back on to Sunrise Highway and watch for the entrance on the right.

Meetings are held in the main Park building. - See park map

Guided Tours of Brookside - Given every Wednesday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. See our headquarters, walk the Nature Trail, and become acquainted with the history of the site. We are located at 59 Brook Street, Sayville, diagonally across the street from the high school.