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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon works to protect wildlife and habitat through conservation action, advocacy, education and impactful partnerships. Serving Huntington and Northern Oyster Bay Townships.

Field Trips and Activities

"It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it." - Edward Abbey

As required by our insurance company, all field trip/outdoor activity participants must sign a waiver of liability. Participating in a field trip or outdoor activity carries with it certain risks and this agreement is necessary for the benefit of HOBAS and participants. A copy of the waiver can be found here. We appreciate your understanding.

JANUARY

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Connetquot State Park and Bayard Cutting Arboretum

The Preserve is a winter waterfowl hang-out as well as many resident birds. Meet in the parking lot.

Registration: Call (631) 885-1881 to register.

Directions: From the west, get off Sunrise Highway at Oakdale-Bohemia Road, cross over Sunrise, head west and watch for the Park entrance on the right.


FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jamaica Bay is known for its world-class shorebirding.

Registration: 585-880-0915

Directions: Meet at Visitor Center parking lot.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Massapequa Lakes and Southern Nassau Area

We will bird the ponds at Massapequa Preserve, then head east in search of variety of wintering ducks and land birds.

Registration: (631) 885-1881

Directions: Meet at western entrance to the park. Park on Parkside Blvd and Pittsburgh Ave.


MARCH

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Shu Swamp Nature Preserve

Join us as we search for birds in this wooded wetland. Meet in parking lot on Frost Mill Road in Mill Neck.

Registration: 631-885-1881

Directions: Take Oyster Bay Rd west out of Oyster Bay town and turn north onto Beaver Brook Rd. Follow the road north as it becomes Frost Mill Rd, and look for the parking area on the left just before the train trestle.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Harbor

Caumsett State Park is special because it has a variety of habitats that attract many different species of birds

Registration: (585) 880-0915

Directions: Take West Neck Rd north from downtown Huntington for 5 miles.  The entrance to the park is on the left, 3/4 mi past the causeway to Lloyd's Neck, at which point the road is called Lloyd Harbor Rd. State Park fees may apply. Meet in the parking area


APRIL

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Gardiner County Park in West Bay Shore

Gardiner County Park is now a 231 acre nature-oriented public park on the Great South Bay. Meet in the parking lot.

Register: call (585) 880-0915

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