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 .
May 3: Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve
May 10: Hempstead Lake State Park
May 17: Marine Nature Study Area
May 31: Jones Beach West End 2
May 24: no walk due to Memorial Day Weekend
June 7:Marine Nature Study Area
June 14: Alley Pond Park
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, May 12, 2015
SPEAKER: Joe Giunta
TOPIC: Breeding Birds of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties
For our last monthly meeting until September, we will have a slide-illustrated
presentation that compares three counties just north and west of New York City.
Included will be the top parks to visit and the fantastic breeding birds that
can be found there. A strategy will be presented to cover the entire area in one
Joe Giunta, 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. Join us!