Get ready to see winter waterfowl as well as many resident birds. There may be some surprises.
Registration: (585) 880-0915
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.
Named for the family that operated a grist mill on this site, Southard’s Pond Park attracts an impressive diversity of birds in early spring.
Directions: Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 33. Continue on NY 109-E for 3.7 miles. Turn left on Park Ave. and continue for half a mile. The parking area is on the left.