November 2015

NYS Audubon Council Fall Meeting

Windham, NY, Nov. 6-8

General Meeting, Freeport Memorial Library

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Brookside Preserve Fall Cleanup

Sunday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m.

Bird Walks, Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

General Calendar

Bird Walks

All walks start at 9:00 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.


November 1: Mill Pond Park

November 8: Massapequa Preserve

November 15: Jones Beach West End 2

November 22: Point Lookout Park

November 29: Hempstead Lake State Park

December 6: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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, November 10,

SPEAKER: Mike Farina

TOPIC: The Fascinating Migration of Raptors

Our next program will feature a PowerPoint presentation about the purposes, uses, and data obtained from hawk watches, one of which is run by our guest speaker at Oceanside’s Marine Nature Study Area. Mike Farina, the recipient of SSAS’s Conservation Award at our annual dinner in 2014, will let us know about this autumn’s hawkwatch sightings at MNSA and discuss other local watches. Mike graduated from SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1999 with a B.S. in environmental science and forest biology. On his Web site (www.michaelfarina.com), he writes “I can still remember the first sentence that I heard at orientation, ‘…this is not a field that people enter to get rich, it is a field for those who wish to make a difference.’” During the summers of his college years, he was an intern at the Marine Nature Study Area and began monitoring, photographing, and observing the “incredible bird life in the salt marshes of Oceanside.” As the Conservation Biologist in charge of MNSA, he does “biological studies, aquarium maintenance, janitorial duties, repair and maintenance, landscaping, exhibit design, and outdoor education.”

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