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, 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.
NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY
NORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETY, 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.
FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETY
FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETY, 631-766-3075, fourharborsaudubon.org Walks Avalon Preserve second Sat. of the month, meet at gate opposite Stony Brook Grist Mill.
GREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY
GREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY, 631-563-7716, gsbas.org Meets 7 p.m. every third Thur., Sept.-April, and 6 p.m. outdoors in June. Walks Weekend walks Aug.-May; Tue. nature walks March-June and Sept.-Nov. Headquarters: Brookside County Park, 59 Brook St., Sayville.
EASTERN LONG ISLAND AUDUBON SOCIETY
EASTERN LONG ISLAND AUDUBON SOCIETY, easternlongislandaudubonsociety.org, 631-294-9612 Meets 7 p.m. first Mon. Feb.-Dec. at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Old Country Road, Quogue, chat and meeting. Field trips first Sat. of the month.
NORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETY
NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY, 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.
SOUTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY
SOUTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY, 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.