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.


March 1: Mill Pond Park

March 8: Point Lookout Town Park

March 15: Massapequa Preserve

March 22: Jones Beach West End #2

March 29: Alley Pond Park

April 5: Hempstead Lake State Park

April 12: Mill Pond Park

April 19: Point Lookout Town Park

April 26: Jones Beach West End #2

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, April 14, 2015

SPEAKER: Don Riepe

TOPIC: Iceland: Puffins, Glaciers, Waterfalls

Iceland is an amazing place with numerous bird cliffs, volcanic

formations, majestic waterfalls, and open space. It’s a country of only 325,000

people and lots of seabird colonies. Almost everyone speaks English. There’s

very little traffic, virtually no crime, good highways, great accommodations,

and everyone accepts U.S. dollars and credit cards. Our guest speaker has led

seven field trips to Iceland and will show photographs of much of the flora and

fauna, volcanic landscapes, glaciers, and overall incredible scenery. Join


Don Riepe has an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University

of New Hampshire. He is currently the Director of the Northeast Chapter for the

American Littoral Society, and serves on the Advisory Committee of New York City

Audubon and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Board. He is co-chair of the

Jamaica Bay Task Force and a long-standing member of the Wildlife Hazard Task

Force at JFK Airport. His past work included a 25-year career as a resource

management specialist and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for the

National Park Service. In 2003 he was named the “Jamaica Bay Guardian” by the

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). An avid

photographer, his photographs have been published in many magazines, including

National Wildlife, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and New York State

Conservationist (published by DEC), and in The New York Times.

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