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Birding and Audubon societies on Long Island

Bird watching programs to join on Long Island.

Bird watching programs to join on Long Island.  Credit: Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

Birds of a feather flock together and so do the people who love to spot them in the wild. Bird clubs offer members a wealth of camaraderie and expertise. Many Long Island groups plan regular meetings and group walks, although many are on hiatus due to social distancing. For that reason, be sure to register in advance for any events.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND AUDUBON SOCIETY, easternlongislandaudubonsociety.org, 631-294-9612. Meets 7 p.m. first Monday, online chat and meeting. Monthly bird walks, register online.

FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETY, 631-766-3075, 4has.org. Walks Avalon Preserve 8 a.m. second Saturday of the month, meet at gate opposite Stony Brook Grist Mill. Second Wednesday of the month, location varies. Field trips, nature walks. Habitat assessments, bird oasis yard certification. Register online.

GREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY, 631-563-7716, gsbas.org. Check website for Zoom meetings. Meets Usually 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month Sept.-April. Walks Register online for bird walks and check website for cancellations. Nature walks Tuesdays and Saturdays Sept.-May. Headquarters: Brookside County Park, 59 Brook St., Sayville.

HUNTINGTON-OYSTER BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY, hobaudubon.org, 516-987-7136. Nature programs 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month Sept.-June virtual, register online. Weekend field trips and workshops to locations on and off Long Island.

NORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETY at Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Rte. 48, Greenport, northforkaudubon.org. Meets 8 a.m. first Friday of the month. Register in advance for information and location, nfasprograms@gmail.com.

NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY, northshoreaudubon.org. Register online for scheduled Zoom meetings due to COVID-19. Meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month Oct.-Nov. and Jan.-May. Bird Walks: Fall and spring walks with leaders on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Winter and summer leaderless walks on Wednesdays. Register online.

SOUTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY, 516-467-9498, ssaudubon.org. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month Sept.-May. Register online for scheduled Zoom meetings. Bird Walks: 9 a.m. every Sunday through early June. No walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling 516-467-9498. Bring binoculars or viewing glasses.

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