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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.

Upcoming Programs, Meetings and Events

"While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement,
it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life." - Theodore Roosevelt

All Programs Held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library Unless Otherwise Noted


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

All About Bird Banding

Learn about bird banding in this program led by Harvey Farber. Bird banding is the term for attaching of a small, individually numbered tag, usually in the shape of a metal band, to a wild bird to enable individual identification.

The subsequent recapture or recovery of the bird can provide information on where the bird has been, how it has aged, and in some cases, what caused it to die. Join us as we learn about the amazing benefits to studying birds in the hand, and then meeting them again.

Our speaker, Harvey Farber, was born in Manchester England and came to the USA at 16 years old. He graduated from Queens College in New York with B.S. in chemistry. He is still working as VP of R&D. He has been banding birds since the late 1960’s. Every year since then, he has banded at the JFK Wildlife Reserve at Tobay Beach, in both Spring and Fall, as well as other local sites.

This event is free and open to the public
7pm refreshments | 7:30 program

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Joy of Atlasing

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2025 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state. Learn about the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced birder, this unique opportunity will strengthen your birdwatching skills while contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project.

Brendan is the Secretary and Newsletter Editor of Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon, and their youngest board member ever. He is a Long Island local and has been involved in birding and Audubon here since his teens. Brendan has been involved in several local conservation projects, including Piping Plover monitoring for the Town of Hempstead and abundance surveys for Seatuck Environmental Association. He is assuming the role of regional coordinator for the third New York Breeding Bird Atlas.

This event is free and open to the public
7:00pm refreshments | 7:30 program

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Animals in Spring Egg Hunt!

School is out for spring break, so come join us as we learn all about wild animals that lay eggs, and what they do in spring. We will read a story, then go outside and have our very own spring egg hunt, so bring your baskets!

For ages 3 and up, accompanied by a caregiver. This is a free event. Registration is limited, participants must register in advance at (631) 896-2872.

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All meetings are free and open to the public!

Meetings begin at 6:45pm for refreshments and 7:30pm for speakers at:
Cold Spring Harbor Library
95 Harbor Road (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor.

Please check this website often for updates and changes to the schedule.