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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

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Little Naturalist’s Program: Wild Valentine’s Day!

Join us for the February Little Naturalists Program - Wild Valentine's Day! We will make our own nature-themed Valentine's Day cards to take home and give to family and friends. We will also read a storybook about animals, and if weather permits, we will take a walk outside and look for signs of animals in winter.

For ages 4-8 accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is free, but you must register in advance.

Registration: 631-903-5556

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Where Eagles Dare: Two Centuries of Environmental Change on Long Island

Long  Island,  New  York  was  historically  home  to  Bald  Eagles  and  the  largest colonies of Ospreys ever described. As human pressures reshaped this region during the 19th and 20th centuries, both raptors fared badly, reaching a nadir under the post-World War II DDT crisis. This talk will focus on the history of Long Island’s estuarine communities, the remarkable role that scientists and activists from Long Island played in recognizing and mitigating the DDT crisis, and the resurgence here of these two magnificent species in recent decades.

Our speaker, Shai Mitra, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of Staten Island,  with  research  interests  in  avian  ecology,  evolution,  and  conservation. Shai is Editor of The Kingbird, the quarterly publication of the New York State Ornithological Association; co-compiler of bird records for the New York City and Long Island region; Chair of the Rhode Island Avian Records Committee, and co-compiler of three Christmas Bird Counts on Long Island and Rhode Island.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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MARCH

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Secret Life of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and their Exotic Cousins

Join us as we learn more about the exquisite Ruby-throated Hummingbird. One of more than 300 hummingbird species in the world, and a dozen that breed in North America, the Ruby-throated is the only one that nests on Long Island. We will also hear about some exotic hummingbird visitors to our region and why the trend has been increasing. We will also learn about creating a hummingbird friendly yard and see how our little Ruby-throated converts gardeners into blooming birders, and birders into budding gardeners.

Our speaker, Aaron Virgin spent nearly 8 years working for the National Audubon Society in several capacities. Before joining Group for the East End in 2010, he was Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary in Oyster Bay. Aaron has also worked as an environmental educator and as a wildlife biologist. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University, where he attended the  prestigious  Miner  Institute,  and  received  an  M.P.S.  in  Wildlife  Ecology  & Management from the College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Little Naturalist’s Program: Signs of Spring!

Join us for our March Little Naturalists program- Signs of Spring! We will make a craft, read a storybook about animals in springtime, and if weather permits we will go outside and take a walk to look for signs of spring.

For ages 3-7 accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is free, but you must register in advance.

Registration: 631-903-5556

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APRIL

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Passerine Pit Stops: An Introduction to Stopover Ecology

Speaker: Coby Klein

Annual migrations are energetically highly demanding for birds on the move. Finding suitable habitats along the way is crucial for the successful completion of migration. What kind of habitats do birds need during migration? How do birds select stopover sites? What types of threats do stopover habitats face in a rapidly changing world? Join us as we explore what factors are most important for the finding these stopover habitats.”

Coby Klein is a PhD candidate in Biology at the City University of New York, Graduate Center and a member of the HOBAS Board of Directors. He is a trained bird bander and has worked on research projects all over the New York area involving migrating and breeding songbirds and waterfowl. Coby was named one of the Long Islander’s 2017 Cool People of Huntington.



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.