The primary mission of the Great South Bay Audubon Society is to advocate for the conservation of habitats for native birds and other native wildlife on Long Island.

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  • General Membership Meeting

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Program: An Introduction to Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Long Island - A talk and color presentation by Joel Horman

    Description: Long Island has over 900 species of wild mushrooms: edible to toxic, beautiful to bizarre, tiny to humongous. Learn about their place in nature, their variety, beauty, edibility, fascinating life cycle, and their crucial role and importance in the ecology.

    Joel has been studying fungi for 23 years after being introduced to mushrooming by his wife Peggy, president of the Long Island Mycological Club. Joel is Editor of their newsletter, and his articles have been reprinted in mycological newsletters both regionally and nationally. He has identified species previously unrecorded in NY State and the Northeast.

    See the program page for more information

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, December 6, 2015

    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...

  • Annual Member Participation and Holiday Celebration Night

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

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

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Description: Bring a treat to share, if you’d like, along with anything else you would like to share, such as photos, poetry, stories, books, etc. This is the last meeting of 2015 and it will give us an opportunity to take stock, look ahead, reflect on 2015 and enjoy some good company

    See the program page for more information

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    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.

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Your membership dues will also go directly to our local conservation and educational endeavors and support our work at Brookside County Park.

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