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.

Any questions please Call Joe at (516) 467-9498.

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


August 17: Hempstead Lake State Park

August 24: Marine Nature Study Area

August 31: Labor Day Weekend — No Walk

September 7: Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve

September 14: Jones Beach West End 2

September 21: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

September 28: Mill Pond Park

October 5: Massapequa Preserve

October 12: Point Lookout Town Park

October 19: Hempstead Lake State Park

October 26: Jones Beach State Park – West End 2

November 2: Alley Pond Park

November 9: Mill Pond Park

November 16: Point Lookout Town Park

November 23: Massapequa Preserve

November 30: Hempstead Lake State Park, Parking Field 3

December 7: Jones Beach West End 2

December 14: Alley Pond Park

December 21: Mill Pond Park

December 28: Pelham Bay 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, September 9, 2014

SPEAKER: Lorraine Bondi–-Goldsmith

TOPIC: My African Journey: How I Found My Heart and Soul in Africa

As our summer break ends, SSAS will start the year with a PowerPoint

presentation that focuses on the wildlife of South Africa, including the “big

five” (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo) and birds (African Fish

Eagle, jacana, weaver birds, Grey Heron, Lilac-breasted Roller, etc.).

Lorraine is an adjunct Professor of Biology at Farmingdale State College with an

MS in Environmental Science, and a Destination Specialist with Ntaba African

Safaris. She holds a Federal Master Banding Permit and has been banding birds

for 30 years; she handles birds of prey and other wildlife, with which she has

done many environmental education programs. She volunteers at Tackapausha Museum

and Preserve, working with the animals and assisting with programs, and is

currently President of The Friends of Tackapausha, Inc.

She wrote that “Going to Africa was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I had

wanted to work with and be around animals, and see Africa, since I was 6 years

old. When I went in November of 2013, the beauty and diversity of the wildlife

was truly overwhelming. It is a birder’s paradise! Africa changed me forever.”

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