ELIAS Meetings/Programs

Meetings/Programs are held at 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Directions to Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue, NY.

From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27, Sunrise Highway heading East. From Sunrise take Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on to 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.

Weather Alert - If a meeting is canceled we will make every effort to leave a message on the answering machine at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge 653-4771 and notify members by email.

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"From the Barrens to the Bays"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. 
A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society

Serving communities from Patchogue to Montauk including Southampton, 
East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm
Journey of the Osprey  
From the Brink of Extinction
to Success Story or Trash Bird?
Presentation by Aaron Virgin
Join us for an evening with the Osprey. Come hear about how, not very long ago, these majestic fish hawks were on the brink of extinction. Learn how they are once again thriving along our coastlines and why their return is such an important success story. Our guest speaker, Aaron Virgin, recently wrapped up the fifth year in a breeding and productivity survey of eastern Long Island. Hear about the trends, the nasty nesting habits, and other interesting tidbits he and his team have seen and what lies ahead for Pandion haliaetus.  

Aaron Virgin has served as Vice President of Group for the East End since 2010. After joining the Group he expanded the organization’s wildlife stewardship programs to include monitoring Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Horseshoe Crabs, all while expanding its three decade Osprey monitoring research. Prior to the Group, Aaron worked for the Audubon Society in several national, state and local capacities, including his last post as the Executive Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center, Oyster Bay.

Monday Evening, October 1, 2018 at 7:15 pm
Championship Birding
A Carver’s Eye View
Presentation by Peter Palumbo
After making GQ’s Best Dressed Man for the tenth year in a row, Peter became bored and sought new a hobby. He’d already climbed Everest, swam the English Channel in a pink Speedo, and landed on the moon, twice. When he discovered bird carving, he found his true calling. At last, here was a way to find his inner voice, solve world peace, and woo women. He now attends carving competitions where he competes, judges, and teaches seminars. Peter will talk about his 41 years of carving and present pictures of some of the work he recently judged from the 2018 Ward World Championship.​