General Calendar

Bird Walks

All walks start at 9:30 A.M.

There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.

For more information or in case of questionable weather conditions, please phone Joe at 516 467-9498 .

For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.


August 16: Marine Nature Study Area

August 23: Hempstead Lake State Park

August 30: Jones Beach West End #2

September 6: Massapequa Preserve

September 13: Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve

September 20: Point Lookout Town Park

September 27: Alley Pond Park

October 4: Jones Beach West End #2 (9 A.M.)

October 11: No Walk

Monthly Membership Meetings

Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May

(except third Tuesday, November 18, 2014).

TIME: 7:30 P.M.

PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

(at S. Ocean Ave.)


DATE: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SPEAKER: Joe Giunta

TOPIC: The Owls of the New York Area

At our first monthly meeting since May, Joe Giunta will present a slide-illustrated program about the nine species of owls that can be seen in our area. We will find out when and where they can be found, what their lives are like, and what it is about owls that captures birders’ imaginations. Emphasis will be placed on Long Island’s two breeding species, Great Horned Owl and Eastern Screech-Owl.

Joe, a native New Yorker and frequent SSAS speaker, has been birding the New York City region for over 25 years. A former math teacher and program chairman at Fort Hamilton High School, Joe is the birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He has led bird walks for The Nature Conservancy, New York City Audubon, Brooklyn Bird Club, and South Fork Natural History Society. He is a captain in the Brooklyn and South Nassau Christmas Bird Counts, and has participated in breeding bird surveys for New York State. An enthusiastic traveler, he has birded extensively in Central and South America. Joe is the owner of Happy Warblers LLC, a birding and educational travel company.

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