President - Stella Miller
President - Simone DaRos
Treasurer - Catherine Fitts
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society is a chapter of the National
Audubon Society, serving Huntington and Northern Oyster Bay Townships.
Membership is approximately 1,000.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon works to protect birds and other
wildlife, and the habitats upon which they depend through education,
public advocacy and conservation action.
- Camp Scholarships: Provided scholarships for 17 children to attend nature camp at TR Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay and Sea Stars Camp, run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension at Fuchs Pond.
- Guatemala Women in Agroecology Leadership for Conservation Program: We continue to sponsor two Mayan girls each year, at $150 each, to attend school. In order to earn these scholarships, candidates must attend a 25 day WALC program-Women in Agroecology Leadership for Conservation, where they learn about sustainable farming, family planning, leadership and of course, conservation. Girls that have attended the WALC program (which they can do on a yearly basis) can then go on to become teachers themselves as one of the girls we were sponsoring on a yearly basis has done.
- We sponsored a “Kids and Birds” program in seven Mayan schools. This program introduces elementary and secondary students to scientific inquiry and conservation through the observation of birds and their habitats. CCFC's teachers, all of whom are young women who completed at least one CALT 25 day workshop, reaches remote village schools that border the cloud forests of the central highlands. The curriculum contains 10 lessons introducing students to basic biology and avian ecology. The program takes place in the villages that have the highest conservation priority.
- The Long Island Diamondback Terrapin Project: HOBAS has strongly supported the adoption of a regulation that mandates the use of TEDS on all commercial crab pots in New York.
- We helped sponsor native landscaping at the Exxon Mobile site in CSH, which is being restored into native grassland.
- We hosted our third annual Conservation Through Art workshop, in support of the
Sharing our Beaches With Birds, Good Egg Campaign. This year, Girl Scouts, after learning about beach nesting birds, created posters which will be made into signs to be posted at Centre Island Beach's nesting grounds. We will also host a public awareness day in July
- Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge Clean Ups: We annual beach cleanups partnering with the USFWS at Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge in Lloyd Harbor. We are in discussions to sponsor fishing line receptacles on the beach.
- We continue to work, in collaboration with Nassau County, to restore
Stillwell's Woods Preserve's meadow. This year 59 monarch caterpillars were documented in just a one acre section!
- We sponsored a native demonstration garden at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and partnered with the Park Service to host a Birding Blitz event in order to collect data to compare to President Roosevelt's documentation.
- Co-hosted a Bird Friendly Day event at Sagamore Hill in May 2016.
- Hosted a herd of 14 goats at Underhill Preserve as part of our efforts, in partnership with the NYSDEC, to restore and create habitat for birds. The goats munched their way through six acres of nonnative invasive species.
- Sponsored a native demonstration garden at Milleridge Inn in Jericho.
- Worked with a local developer on plans for a proposed assisted living facility. The developer has pledged to install bird safe window features, wildlife friendly lighting and will incorporate 29 (out of 34) native plants into the landscaping.
- Hosted 10 public educational programs. Outstanding, prestigious guest speakers address vital conservation issues, nature topics and exciting travel destinations. Monthly programs are free and open to the public.