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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.

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Buck Moths in Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve

Perhaps Long Island’s most unique insect, the buck moth dwells only along the coast in pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, on deep dry sands. We will journey to the Dwarf Pine Plains in Westhampton Beach to find this autumn specialty.

Registration: (585) 880-0915

Directions: Take Exit 63 off the Sunrise Highway and go south 0.2 mile to a parking lot of the Suffolk County Water Authority building. The trail begins at the south side of the lot.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Robert Moses Hawk Watch

The best place to see migrating raptors on Long Island. Great viewing platform, with some of the birds flying by at eye level, always has expert hawk watchers to answer any questions you may have. Exploring the surrounding areas should turn up other migrants as well as possible rarities.

Registration: (631) 885-1881

Directions: Proceed south on Robert Moses Parkway, over the bridge to Robert Moses State Park. From the water tower circle (check for peregrine falcon), proceed east to parking lot #5. We will meet in the NE corner of the parking lot.


NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Sunken Meadow State Park

We will investigate the trails, ponds, and seashore to see what birds are leftover from the fall and which birds have arrived for the winter.

Registration: (585) 880-0915

Directions: Take Sunken Meadow State Pkwy north to end, meet in the northwest corner of field 1.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Jones Beach State Park

Get ready to see winter waterfowl as well as many resident birds. There may be some surprises!

Registration: (631) 885-1881

Directions: Take either Meadowbrook Parkway or Wantagh Parkway to Ocean Parkway. Follow signs for the Coast Guard Station at the West End of Jones Beach. Meet at the parking lot by the restrooms.


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