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
© 2023 Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Please be sure to register with the leader in case of any changes.
A Turkey Hunt will be going on for the entire month of May from 1/2 hour before sunrise until noon EVERYDAY. The information on exactly which parks will be participating has been slow in getting out. Please be careful if you are walking before noon in Suffolk County. Some information from the DEC is published on our home page, but many towns have not made final decisions.
Friday, May 26, 2023 − Meet at 7:30 am
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Led by Eileen Schwinn
Our home! We will meet in the former parking lot (please park across the street, parallel to the railroad tracks), we will walk the Loop around the Ice Pond (about a mile). Good warbler-loving habitat − pine woods, open fields and tangled understory. Past visits have offered Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and even a Yellow-throated Warbler – but no guarantees! Well stocked feeders and clean restrooms are also provided! The QWR staff keeps the trails wide and brush free, so ticks are rarely a concern. Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected] to register.
Saturday, May 27, 2023 − Meet at 8:00 am
Led by Byron Young
Enter the park from is the north bound lanes of Route 111, Daniel Roe Highway, in Manorville. It is part of the Pine Barrens, and a nice stopping off point for migrating warblers. Habitats include marshy areas, fields and woods. Contact Byron Young, [email protected] to register.
Thursday, June 1 − Meet at 7:30 am - This is a change of date. The hunt will have ended!
Led by Eileen Schwinn
Located on the west side of Route 51 in Northampton (the border of Brookhaven & Southampton, just north of Sunrise Highway), Hunters Garden is a truly unique DEC managed area. Vernal ponds and dirt trails lead us though a rather hilly section of the South shore. Past finds include: both Cuckoos, Scarlet Tanager, Vireos, Wood and Hermit Thrush, Gnatcatchers, and a nice selection of warblers! The walk is approximately 2-3 miles − you might wish to bring a light snack and water along. Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected] to register.
Saturday, June 17 2023− Meet at 8:30 am
South Fork Natural History Museum
A Joint Bird Walk and a Memorial – Led by Eileen Schwinn, Byron Young, Tom Moran and Darlene McNeil
A joint-exploration of SOFO’s meadow home to nesting Bluebirds, Baltimore Orioles, Indigo Bunting, Blue-winged Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Purple Martin, and more. (This walk originally was led by noted birder and composer, Eric Salzman, a member of both organizations. As my mentor, I often feel Eric’s presence along the trails and birdlife here, and it’s my honor to be a Leader of the walk). Contact Eileen Schwinn, [email protected] to register.