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, 
Riverhead, Brookhaven

© 2018
 Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Summer Bird Walks

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 for more information. Call: 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip. Rain or shine – but canceled if a thunder storm!!