Many preserves and refuges on the Island abound with birds, especially during migration. Grab your binoculars and head to one of these popular bird-watching spots where falcons fly and owls prowl.
HUNTINGTON-OYSTER BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY
HUNTINGTON-OYSTER BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY, PO Box 735, Huntington, hobaudubon.org, 516-987-7136 Nature programs 7 p.m. second Wed. of the month (Sept.-June) at Cold Spring Harbor Library, Route 25A. Weekend field trips and workshops to locations on and off Long Island; check website for details.
NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY
NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY, PO Box 763, Port Washington, northshoreaudubon.org Meets 7 p.m. fourth Tue. of the month Oct.-Nov. and Jan.-May at Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. Walks 9:30 a.m. Wed. all year, 9:30 a.m. Sat. spring and fall.
FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETY
FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETY, PO Box 101, St. James, 631-766-3075, fourharborsaudubon.org Walks Avalon Preserve second Sat. of the month, meet at the entrance gate opposite the Stony Brook Grist Mill. Check website for other walks
GREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY
GREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY, PO Box 267, Sayville, 631-563-7716, gsbas.org Meets 7 p.m. every third Thur., Sept.-April, and 6 p.m. outdoors in June. Check website for meeting locations. Walks Weekend nature walks Aug.-May; Tue. nature walks March-June and Sept.-Nov. Headquarters: Brookside County Park, 59 Brook St., Sayville. Check website for other events and programs.
EASTERN LONG ISLAND AUDUBON SOCIETY
EASTERN LONG ISLAND AUDUBON SOCIETY PO Box 206, East Quogue, easternlongislandaudubonsociety.org 631-294-9612 Meets 7 p.m. first Mon. Feb.-Dec. at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Old Country Road, Quogue, chat and meeting. Walks/field trips first Sat. of the month, call or check website.
NORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETY
NORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETY, PO Box 973, Mattituck, 631-477-6456, northforkaudubon.org Field walks and educational programs for children and adults all year. Meetings and events at The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Rte. 48, Greenport, call or check website.
SOUTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY
SOUTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY, PO Box 31, Freeport, 516-467-9498, ssaudubon.org Meets 7:30 p.m. second Tue. of the month Sept.-May at Freeport Memorial Library, Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue. Walks 9 a.m. Sun., call or check website for schedule.
FOR RARE BIRDS. Call Rare Bird Alert number, 212-979-3070, or visit wildbird.com; a recording tells you what birds have been spotted and where. Report rare bird sightings at 631-734-4126. Audubon and the Linnaean Society of New York sponsor the service. BIRD SHOP. This local specialty store sells birding-related items such as feed, books, feeders, field guides, bird houses, bird baths, scopes, binoculars, CDs and software. Wild Bird Crossing of Bridgehampton, 2044 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-7333, wildbird.com Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.