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IMPORTANT: Please note that it is Connetquot’s policy, especially during the winter months THAT ALL GSBAS MEETING ATTENDEES USE THE REAR ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING because the front steps lack a railing. Thank you.  See the map here

Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

May 14, 2017

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 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:

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June Outdoor Program at Brookside

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Place: Great South Bay Audubon Society's Headquarters - Brookside County Park - 59 Brook Street, Sayville, NY

Time: 6:00 pm Rain or Shine

Program Description: Our program this year will be presented by members of Quogue Wildlife Refuge. They will discuss the adaptations of various birds of prey that allow these animals to be such incredible hunters. Find out why they live at the Wildlife Center and learn about their role in the wild. You might see a screech owl, a barn owl and maybe even a great horned owl. You won't want to miss it! This program is free, open to the public and will be held rain or shine. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Bring a blanket and/or chair. Parking is also available in the High School Parking lot across the street. Hope to see you there.

Directions from the west and east via Sunrise Highway: Sunrise Highway to Locust Avenue South, to Montauk Highway. Left onto Montauk Hwy. Quick left onto Brook Street. (traffic light) Continue 2 miles, just past Sayville High School. The entrance to the park is on the left. Look for large white sign that says "Brookside County Park." Park in the High School Parking lot or on Brook Street.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all general membership meeting programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Connetquot River State Park on Sunrise Highway in Oakdale. Please park in the rear of the building by the garages.  Do not park in the front circle.  There is a handicapped accessible ramp in the rear. 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 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.