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  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Saturday, September 12, 2015

    Place: Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Program: Hosted by Friends of Connetquot.  Join Friends of Connetquot, Great South Bay Audubon Society and NY State Parks Environmental Education Office at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in beautiful Connetquot Preserve to find and identify migrating and other resident birds.

    RSVP required: call Connetquot State Park Preserve at 581-1072 to register. Registration fee $4 plus $8 parking fee per car (unless you have yearly NYS) Park pass.

  • General Membership Meeting

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Place: Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: Gardening with Native Plants

    Description: Native plants provide important food and habitat for native wildlife. In addition, there are many other advantages of incorporating native plants into your yard and landscape Lauren Hubbard, Ph D. from the Long Island Plant Initiative will talk about design considerations, soil preparation, site planning and will discuss other matters regarding native planting at our Sept. General Membership Meeting on Thursday evening, Sept. 17 at 7:30. Come early at 7:00 for snacks and refreshments and to chat with our members! We'd love to hear what you did this summer.

    Directions: Approaching from the East, the entrance is on the north side of Sunrise Hwy (Route 27). From the west, exit Sunrise Highway (Route 27) at Oakdale-Bohemia Rd., cross over Sunrise Highway, merge onto westbound Route 27 and watch for the park entrance sign on the right. Please do not park on the grass or in the circle in front of the building. Park near garages in the rear of the building. There is a handicap ramp at this entrance. Call 631-563-7716 with any questions. Join us at 7:00 for pre-program refreshments and casual conversation. Our bird experts will be on hand to answer any questions, discuss equipment, and share their favorite birding spots.

  • 2nd Annual Seatuck Birding Challenge

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Seatuck Birding Challenge and help promote bird watching and conservation across Long Island. All levels of birders welcome, from novice to expert. The fall migration promises large numbers of birds and a great diversity of species. Last year's winning teams tallied nearly 100 species!

    Raise funds for Seatuck or your own conservation cause while increasing awareness of Seatuck’s conservation and education work.

    Click here for more information or to register for the 2015 Seatuck Birding Challenge.

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, October 4, 2015

    Please be advised that the Young Naturalist Club will not be held during the months of July, August and September, 2015. Activities will resume on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1:15PM-3:00PM. We look forward to seeing you again!

    Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM

    Great South Bay Audubon Society (GSBAS) would like to invite the Long Island community and GSBAS Chapter Members to join us on the first Sunday of every month

    Place: Great South Bay Audubon Society's Headquarters - Brookside County Park, 59 Brook Street, Sayville, NY

    RSVP: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please call 631-581-1731 or email:

    The Young Naturalists Club focuses on learning about nature and stewardship of a natural area. Outdoor activities include crafting nature boxes and pinecone feeders, nature scavenger hunts, hiking the trails, gardening, and maintaining bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds’ nests and feather displays and special presentations on subjects such as the Northern Bobwhite Quail, local marine creatures, and bird watching. For details on upcoming Young Naturalists Club activities, please email or call 631-581-1731.  More information...

  • Tour Guides Needed!

    In order for GSBAS to continue to offer our community the service of having greeters at Brookside County Park during our "official open hours," we need several members to volunteer just two hours a month at the park. Tour guides greet visitors and guide them around the historic grounds and offer information. They fill the bird feeders, walk the trails and pick up trash. We work with the buddy system. If you can sign up with a partner, that's terrific. If not, we will pair you up with a partner that knows the ropes. Either way, you will be trained.

    Choose from Wednesdays or Sundays from 1-3 o'clock. Call Vera with any questions or for more information. 631-563-4969 or email

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