Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Meet at 8 am 
Morton Wildlife Refuge
Eileen Schwinn, Leader 
This walk is a great way to enjoy the last bit of winter weather!! We will meet at the Morton Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 8 am. Not only do the birds eat right out of your hand the minute you get out of your car, but there are frequently pockets of over-wintering birds along the way. The walk is approximately 2 miles.  Dress warmly and appropriately. Bird seed will be provided. Contact Eileen Schwinn, beachmed@optonline.net for more information, and at 516-662-7751 the day of the trip.


Saturday, April 8 – Meet at 8:30 am
North Fork Preserve   
MaryLaura Lamont, Leader

North Fork Preserve is in Jamesport. It is now clearly marked with a sign on Sound Avenue, just east of Chapel Lane. Follow the long, paved driveway to the parking area by the former hunting lodge. Vernal ponds, meadows and wooded areas attract a variety of visiting migrants and nesting warblers, in addition to raptors, and thrushes. Each day is different during migration season. Dress for ticks, however, we will be on mowed paths for most of the walk.

Saturday, May 13 – Meet at 9 am
William Floyd Estate 
MaryLaura Lamont, Leader
 
(Estate phone 631-399-2030)

MaryLaura will be leading this walk in celebration of INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY. The Estate has a variety of habitats: woods, fields, creeks and marshes that offer a host of choices for the birds. They tend to settle in for a day or two to rest and feed on their migration north. We hope to catch a glimpse of various migrating birds – and maybe a few surprises Cleared pathways are the majority of walking areas for us, but ticks may be anywhere on Long Island – and this is no exception! There is no charge, 
and no reservations are necessary. From the Main Entrance Gate is at 245 Park Drive, in Mastic Beach proceed to the parking area.


Wednesday, May 17 Meet at 8 am 
Hunters Garden, Eastport
Leader: Eileen Schwinn

Located on the west side of Route 51 in Northampton (border of Brookhaven and Southampton Townships, just north of Sunrise Highway), Hunters Garden is a DEC managed area which is truly unique. Vernal ponds and dirt trails lead us in a rather hilly section of the South Shore. Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager, Vireos, Wood and Hermit Thrush, Gnatcatchers, as well as many warblers, are likely to be seen. Dress for ticks, and bring a snack/water. We will meet at the clearing at the end of the dirt road (which will have an open yellow gate), approximately one mile from the Route 51 “entrance”. Contact Eileen Schwinn, beachmed@optonline.net for more information, and at 516-662-7751 the day of the trip.

Saturday, May 20 - Meet at 9 am
Hallockville & Hallock State Park    
MaryLaura Lamont, Leader

The Hallockville Farm Museum and State Park is located at 163 Sound Ave, in Riverhead. During peak migration, there is a good chance to see thrushes, vireos, warblers and more. We will walk past farm fields into the woods leading up to views of Long Island Sound. There is a $6 per person charge for this walk, which benefits the Hallockville Farm Museum Educational Program. A reservation is needed for this walk. Please call the Museum for information and a for a reservation at 631-298-5292.


There will be more May walks to see the migrating warblers. Please check back.
Early Spring Bird Walks
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 place we are visiting has a fee.
We try to make a note of it in the notice.

​Eileen Schwinn is the Field Trip Chair.

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