"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
ABOUT THE FIELD TRIPS
Field trips organized by Huntington-Oyster
Bay Audubon are free, unless otherwise
specified, and open to the public. However, some
special activities may be open only to
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon members.
Newcomers are most welcome. Binoculars and
field guides are strongly advised, but leaders
usually have some field guides to share.
Directions to the site are published in our
newsletter, website and Facebook page. We urge
you to save the directions.
Please arrive before the departure time
listed in the trip description. Trips will leave
promptly at the time given.
Carpooling is possible, gas and tolls are
shared. Contact the trip leader to see if anyone
has expressed interest. The trip leader is not
responsible for arranging carpools, just giving
you names of others who are interested in
Registration is necessary. Call the trip
leader by 9:00 PM on Thursday for a Saturday
trip and by 9:00 PM Friday for a Sunday trip. Be
sure to leave your phone number. You may
participate if you didn’t register, but we will
not be able to notify you of any changes or
cancellations without your phone number.
Dress for the weather realizing you’ll be
outdoors for long periods of time. Bring water,
proper footwear, snacks and if the trip is for a
full day, bring a bag lunch. Bring money to
cover your share of any carpooling expenses as
well as any required entry fees at our
Rain or temperature below 20° F cancels
(sometimes!). Be sure to check our Facebook page
the night before or morning of to check if
inclement weather has caused us to cancel the
For the health, safety and comfort of all
field trip participants, please refrain from
smoking or wearing perfumes or colognes on HOBAS