All levels of naturalists, including beginners,
are most welcome on Eastern Long Island Audubon field trips.
Most trips are free
to attend, however, sometimes the venue
we are visiting has a fee. We try to make a
note of it in the notice.
Eileen Schwinn, Field Trip Chair
"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 of Southampton, East Hampton,
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 2019, MEET AT 8:30 am
ANNUAL TREK TO MONTAUK!
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
We will be meeting at the Point – and what’s the Point?? The Montauk Lighthouse Parking Lot! Meeting time: 8:30 am, to view (hopefully) the hundreds – or thousands – of sea ducks! With luck, Razorbills and other alcids will be present, and perhaps, wintering gulls and terns. Moving on to Camp Hero, we will also view the southern shore and ocean, and continue the day with visits to The Ranch, Lake Montauk, Ditch Plains, and various great birding spots which make up the Must Do List of the Winter in Montauk Birding Experience! The itinerary may change if any rare or noteworthy birds are reported in the area. Dress for the weather – which will be cold, windy, and downright nasty! There are heated restrooms at The Point, and various other spots, and be sure to bring snacks and water. There are some local restaurants and delis which are open, but you may want to pack a lunch. We will spend the morning birding. Contact Eileen Schwinn, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. (And since it’s Groundhog Day, we might be forced to do the same thing on the following Day!!)
PLANNED FOR MARCH
ELIZABETH MORTON NWR
This is always a special walk. Just at the edge of winter, you will be greeted by lots of hungry birds, that eat right out of your hand. Frequently there are pockets of over-wintering birds. Great photo ops as you are close to the birds. Meet at the Refuge parking lot at 8 am. It is roughly a 2 mile walk to the beach and around the refuge. Dress warmly and appropriately. Bring binoculars! Bird seed will be provided.
The Elizabeth Morton NWR is off Noyac Road on the way to Sag Harbor (if you are coming from the west).