Here's what's on our schedule, hope you will make it part of yours!
Monday Evening Program, July 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm
Trashed Nests, Poisoned Bellies &
A Bird’s Eye
View of Plastic
Like modern humans, today’s birds encounter plastic on a near-daily basis. They see it, they build with it, they eat it and feed it to their young. This is especially true of birds living in the plastic-strewn marine environment. This has resulted in more than 90% of the worlds seabirds having consumed plastic at some point in their lives.
Science writer, poet and artist Erica Cirino has sailed the Pacific Ocean and traveled the world to document plastic pollution. She has found all this plastic has come at an enormous cost to birds survival on earth. In this presentation you’ll learn more about the threats plastic poses to avian wildlife and what you can do to help. (At Quogue Wildlife Refuge).
Summer Bird Walk SATURDAY, July 21, Meet at 8 am
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Meet at TIANA BEACH BAY SIDE PARKING LOT, in Hampton Bays. Since Super Storm Sandy, the Tiana Beach bay side has been a very welcome stop for resident birds, as well as early southward-bound migrating shore birds. Join us for a long stay at low tide, and perhaps, an exploration along other Hot Spots of Dune Road. Bring sunscreen, water, and a hat (although there is a covered pavilion to view from, if necessary). Town of Southampton Temporary Parking Permits will be available to non-residents. For more information, please contact Eileen Schwinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine!
Monday Evening Program, August 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm
The Plight of
Long Island Butterflies
This program will examine the biology of the monarch butterfly in detail, using it as a case study to explore the factors that threaten all Long Island Butterflies. We will discuss what other butterflies one can find on Long Island and steps the average person can take to help conserve these species for generations to come.
Jeffry Petracca is the Curator of Entomology at the Long Island Aquarium's Butterfly Exhibit and Insect Zoo, which displays over 100 different species of butterflies, insects and spiders from around the world. He earned his B.S. in entomology from Cornell University in 2011, and researched the ability of monarch butterflies to use Earth's magnetic field to navigate during their migration. Jeffry has spent nearly his whole life on Long Island raising butterflies and moths, and studying local insects and spiders! (At Quogue Wildlife Refuge).
Summer Bird Walk, MONDAY, August 20, Meet at 8 am
Mud & Sand Flats
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Meet at the WESTERN END OF THE CUPSOGUE PARKING LOT, Westhampton Dunes. A refreshing walk of about a mile, along the sand road, then shoreline, of this lovely Suffolk County Park will bring us to an easy crossing to the popular hang-out of gulls, terns and shorebirds. A rail or two, and possibly all the “local” heron species are likely to be seen, as well as the marshland sparrows, along the way. Be prepared to walk in the shallow water to the Island. Barefoot is fine, although hot sand to the shore is likely to be encountered! Bring water, a light snack (if you wish), plenty of sun block, a hat, and perhaps insect repellent – we will be arriving at the crossing point prior to dead low tide at about 11 am. We will bird the flats, and return before the tide get too high. Apologies for this being a mid-week walk – the tidal pattern for this August prevents a weekend visit. There is an entrance fee for Cupsogue, however, arrival prior to 8:00 am will probably allow you to bypass paying anything! Contact Eileen Schwinn at email@example.com for more information. Call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine –
but canceled if a thunder storm!!
ELIAS Meetings are held at
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
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.
How to Become a Member
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. Print the form near the top of the second column.
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.
Do you have a suggestion?
If you have a suggestion for a bird walk, please contact Eileen Schwinn at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a suggestion for a program please contact Suzi Stewart at email@example.com or Bob Adamo at firstname.lastname@example.org.