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Audubon Society
"From the Barrens to the Bays"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. 

A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society

Serving the communities of South Hampton, East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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MAY IS WARBLER SEASON! Come on out for a walk!

Thursday, May 25 - Meet at 7:30 am
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Leaders: Byron Young & Eileen Schwinn:  
Beginning at 7:30AM, we will meet in the parking lot of the Refuge, and walk the approximately one mile loop around the Ice Pond. Various warbler-loving habitats — pine woods, open fields, and tangled understory — will be explored. In past years, this hidden gem has had Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and even Yellow-throated Warbler, along with the expected nesting warblers and song birds! Almost guaranteed to be tick-free (the Wildlife staff makes sure the trails are wide and brush-free), this spot is a real winner! Contact Eileen at beachmed@optonline.net for more information.

Saturday, June 3 at SoFo - Meet at 8 am
South Fork Natural History Museum
Walk Leader: Eric Salzman, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), 
Board of Directors
Cosponsored by the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society (ELIAS) and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
On this joint walk, expert birder, composer, and author Eric Salzman will explore the avian life of the meadow behind the South Fork Natural History Museum and the adjacent Greenbelt woodlands and wetlands. This walk will provide an opportunity to see and—especially—hear some of our locally breeding birds. The two-hour walk will be followed by a short introduction to the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society. Light refreshments will be served.
There is no charge for this event, but advance reservations are required. Please call SoFo at (631) 537-9735 for reservations and directions to the Musuem.


Monday, June 5, 2017, at 7:15 pm
The Art of Bird Carving
Peter Palumbo
Peter began carving birds 40 years ago. Like many carvers, his roots are in waterfowling, although it wasn’t very long before he realized that he enjoyed studying birds more than he enjoyed hunting them. Hours spent in the salt marshes of Moriches Bay revealed whole new worlds to him and his interest in waterfowl soon grew to shorebirds and songbirds. While in college, he made extra money by going to decoy shows and selling paintings and carvings. For the past 20 years he has successfully attended carving competitions all over the country where he competes, judges and lectures. It is especially gratifying for him to be able to spend time with carvers, artists and collectors whose love of nature only enhances his own. 
He will share some examples of his early and current work, and briefly discuss his work process. He will talk about his involvement with The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland and the Ward World Championship Wildlife Carving Competition, sponsored by the Museum, taking place this April in Ocean City, Maryland. He will include photos from this year’s World Championship.

​Meetings are held at Quogue Wildlife Refuge. All are welcome. Programs are free.


Meetings are held at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY. 11959.  Everyone is welcome, there is no charge.

From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27 - Sunrise Highway East. From Sunrise, Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on CR 104 to Old Country Road. Turn right and go .7 miles to entrance on right. 

From Riverhead, take 104 from traffic circle. Follow signs to Quogue. See directions above (CR 104 etc.). 

From Montauk Highway, go north on Old Main Road (one block west of traffic light in Quogue, east of Quantuk Creek). Cross LIRR. Entrance is straight ahead.


All memberships run from January to January. Dues are $20.00 per year. Send your membership dues to Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, PO Box 206, East Quogue, NY 11942.

If you include your email you will be added to our Constant Contact email notification list and you will receive notices about upcoming events a few days before the event or changes to programs if the weather or other circumstances come up. 

We welcome suggestions for places 
to go on our bird walks and for 
programs you would like us to sponsor

If you have a suggestion for a bird walk, 
please contact Eileen Schwinn at beachmed@optonline.net

If you have a suggestion for a program
please contact Suzi Stewart at suzizny@aol.com
or Bob Adamo at radamo4691@gmail.com

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