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Join us on the first Monday of the month for our public program!
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society is a Chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the communiites from Patchogue to Montauk along the South Shore of Long Island, including western Riverhead, Brookhaven, Southampton and East Hampton.
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Here is what is coming up. 
All are invited to these walks 
and the June 3rd meeting.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Join Gigi Spates for a walk around QWR. Currently on the Board of the Refuge she has been the director and knows all the secret spots the birds may be hiding. Please register with Gigi at [email protected]

Saturday, May 25, 2024 
Manorville Hills
Tom Moran takes the lead for this walk ([email protected]) – meet him at the first parking area within the park, located on the east side of County Road 111 (Captain Daniel Roe Highway), Manorville. Various trails in various habitats usually host a nice selection of our returning nesting birds among the new growth woods and shrubs. Sometimes hilly, this walk is approximately 2.5 miles.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Eileen Schwinn ([email protected]) leading – meeting in the parking lot, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue. The walk – at this Home of ELIAS – circles the Ice Pond, travels to the North Pond and visits the Chocolate Pudding Pond through new and old woods and streams. There are real changes in the woods, with wide, open spaces due to the clear cuts to hopefully limit the spread of the Southern Pine Beetle. If you haven’t walked the trails at QWR you have to join us now! The walk is about 1.5 miles on wide pine-needle pathways.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Joint South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) and ELIAS Eric Salzman Memorial Walk
Eileen Schwinn ([email protected]) - will meet the group at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, this annual walk around the open fields and edge-lined woods of SoFo offered excellent views of resident nesting warblers and song birds – and sometimes, some interesting bird surprises! Approximately 1.5 miles on wide, neatly mowed paths, with multiple stops to observe and listen, this walk honors the late Eric Salzman, a director of SoFo and long-time friend and mentor to many members of ELIAS, including the leader, Eileen. Please register with SoFo 632-537-9734.

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7pm
An Evening at 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
​In place of a meeting we will be taking a walk around the Refuge. Enjoying the breeding birds that live at there. There will also be a group enjoying the porch that overlooks Old Ice Pond. Come see the egrets that roost, the eagles usually fly by as does the osprey. After the walk we will join together and discuss the birds seen.
Refreshments. This event is free, no need to register just come on by. The Refuge is located at 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY.

Save the Date

Wednesday, October 23rd 
beginning at 6 pm 

ELIAS Annual Dinner 
will Feature 
Heather Wolf
Author of Find More Birds

at Rock Hill Country Club in 
Manorville