The South Shore Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and a member of the Audubon Council of New York State. South Shore Audubon’s territory covers the southern half of Nassau County, Long Island, New York, including the following towns:

Baldwin Freeport Long Beach Rockville Centre
Bellmore Garden City Lynbrook Roosevelt
Bethpage Glen Oaks Malverne Seaford
Cedarhurst Hempstead Massapequa Stewart Manor
East Meadow Hewlett Massapequa Park Uniondale
East Rockaway Hicksville Merrick Valley Stream
Elmont Inwood Oceanside Wantagh
Farmingdale Island Park Old Bethpage West Hempstead
Floral Park Lawrence Plainview Woodmere
Franklin Square Levittown Point Lookout  


Membership Meetings

Membership meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May . These meetings offer the membership the opportunity to become acquainted with and participate in the varied activities of the chapter. Programs feature outstanding guest speakers discussing such topics as wildlife, ecology, and travel, both local and worldwide. Most of the programs include excellent slide and film presentations. You will also be able to meet and talk with other members over refreshments. The meetings are held at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 Merrick Road at the corner of South Ocean Avenue. For additional information on scheduled programs, click here for the calendar.

Field Trips

Join us each Sunday morning to observe the wonderful bird life and other beauties of nature in a variety of Long Island habitats. Even if you have never experienced the joys of birding, our highly qualified leaders will make it a very educational and exciting experience. Throughout the year, field trips are made to other sites of interest, usually on Saturdays, to observe hawk migrations, pelagic birds, spring migration, and more; our newsletter contains information about these trips or click here to check our calendar.

All walks start at 9:00 A.M.. No walk if it rains, snows, or the temperature is below 25°F. Any questions? Call Joe at 516 467-9498. For the schedule of our field trips, click here for our calendar.


South Shore Skimmer

The South Shore Skimmer is the chapter newsletter and is published monthly from September through December and February through May. It lists scheduled events; provides information on local, state, and national conservation issues; and contains other items of interest to the members.You may contact the editor of the South Shore Skimmer, Michael Sperling, via E-mail at .


Community Environmental Action

To make the world a cleaner and safer place, the Conservation Committee provides accurate and up-to-date information on environmental concerns. The members of the committee attend hearings to let others know the Audubon view. They also keep abreast of local, state, and national government policies and actions affecting the natural environment and the conservation of our natural resources.


Brookside Preserve

South Shore Audubon Society was instrumental in the creation of a 21-acre county-owned nature preserve straddling Freeport and Baldwin, consisting primarily of creek and freshwater wetland habitat. As managers, SSAS insures the protection, development, and management of Brookside Preserve as an outdoor environmental resource. Guided tours for interested parties are available upon request. Click on the following links for scanned PDF versions of the chapter-produced Preserve booklets: Discover a Freshwater Wetland: A Self-Guided Tour of the Brookside Preserve (for children accompanied by adults) and A Trail Guide to Brookside Preserve (for adults).

South Shore Audubon Society

Post Office Box 31

Freeport, New York 11520-0031

Betty Borowsky, President


Webmaster Anne-Marie Conn

Web pages edited by Michael Sperling

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