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General Membership Meeting

American WarblerThursday, April 18, 2019

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

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Program: Warblers! with Joe Guinta

Program Description: Warblers are jewels of the birding world. Their colorful plumage and delightful songs makes them the most desired birds to see and identify during spring migration. Joe’s presentation will give us information regarding the 35 species of warblers that are regularly seen in this area. He will discuss their distribution, abundance, habits and ease or difficulty of identification here on Long Island.

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.

Annual Dinner Fundraiser

May DinnerMonday, May 6, 2019

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

Location: Captain Bill's - 122 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore, NY

Guest Speaker: Nature Photographer Jim Colligan

The sun is already setting noticeably later in the day, and spring will be here before we know it. So will our annual dinner! As usual, it is being held the first Monday in May, May 6th, at Captain Bill's in Bay Shore.

We have already begun planning and collecting prizes for raffles. Donations of items of a nature theme are appreciated, as well as gift certificates from favorite restaurants or places to go, like theaters or museums. We have a donation letter available if you are willing to get a few donations. Steve D'Amato generously agreed to donate another original painting. The subject for this year is a pair of Barn Owls.

Our speaker for this year's dinner is nature photographer Jim Colligan. Jim's love of photography began in college and continued through active duty in the U.S. Army and into the many aspects of his life. Originally from Nassau County, upon retirement, Jim and his wife moved to Shelter Island 12 years ago, where his love for nature and wildlife photography really blossomed. He served as trustee at the Mashomack Preserve and is a councilman. Although Jim has traveled extensively around the world, most of his nature photography is from eastern Long Island. His presentation will prove to be exciting as it is full of talent, knowledge, and as Jim would say, "having the proper equipment."

Dinner tickets are $50 per person ($55 after April 26) 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 26, together with both your raffle tickets and check payable to GSBAS 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.

Please come and enjoy the great food, delightful company and terrific speaker. There will be wonderful and varied Chinese Auction, raffle prizes and door prizes.

Click here to download the full flyer and reservation form


Directions to Seatuck Environmental Association at the Scully Estate - 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip NY 11751


Directions to Brookside County Park - 59 Brook Street, West Sayville 11796


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.