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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.
Monday Evening, October 2nd @ 7 pm
Join ELIAS for a meeting with a
Presentation by Joe Giunta:
Owls of Long Island
Joe is one of our favorite Birding Gurus, he will present an illustrated program about the 9 species of owls that can be seen in the NYC region. We will find out when and where they can be found, what their lives are like and what is it that captures the imagination of birders. Emphasis will be placed on Long Island’s two breeding species, Great Horned Owl and Eastern Screech Owl.
Joe Giunta, a native New Yorker, has been birding the New York City region for over 30 years. A former math teacher and Program Chairman at Fort Hamilton High School, Joe is the birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He has led bird walks for the Nature Conservancy, New York City Audubon, Linnean Society, Brooklyn Bird Club and South Fork Natural History Society (SOFO). He has given talks and slide presentations for many groups in the NYC area. He is a captain in the Brooklyn Christmas Count and the South Nassau Christmas Count and has participated in breeding bird surveys for New York State. An enthusiastic traveler, he has birded extensively in Central and South America and is the owner of Happy Warblers LLC, a birding and educational travel company.
This free program is at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue.
All are welcome.
Saturday, October 7, 2023 Meet at 8 am
FINS Hawk Watch Platform and Lighthouse on Fire Island
On October 7th we will visit the FINS Hawk Watch and Lighthouse on Fire Island. Meet the end of the Robert Moses Parkway, at the eastern end of
Parking Lot 5.
We start the walk on the boardwalk leading to the Hawk Watch Platform. The boardwalk is just above the dunes makes it ideal to spot the birds in the bushes. We should see Yellow-rump warblers, Palm Warblers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Merlin, and hopefully an unusual find or two (it is migration time after all). We will check out what's happening at the Platform, hoping the wind is right for the hawk migration. We will then proceed to the Lighthouse. Put a little money in your pocket if you think you will need a drink. Rest rooms are here. We have spotted some interesting birds on this trip.
As always dress for the weather, bring water, a snack and binoculars.
Please register with Eileen Schwinn at [email protected] to let her know you are coming. We are asking you do this for all our walks now in case there is any last minute changes.