Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Serving Huntington and parts of Northern Oyster Bay Townships

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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein

"Wilderness…the word suggests the past and the unknown, the womb or earth from which we all emerged. It means something lost and something still present, something remote and at the same time, intimate, something buried in our blood and nerves, something beyond us and without limit."
Edward Abbey

The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Northern Oyster Bay and Huntington Townships. Our territory reaches from Fort Salonga in Suffolk County to Centre Island and Oyster Bay in Nassau here to see the complete list.

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon works to protect birds and other wildlife, and the habitats upon which they depend through education, public advocacy and conservation action.

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been Marvelous Avian Migration with Doug Robinson, PhD

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:00 PM

Children's DrawingsBird migration is one of the most incredible phenomena on our planet and one we are still learning about. In the course of a single year, nearly all the Earth's birds will migrate some distance, some as far as thousands of miles. How do they do it? How does a young bird know where to fly as he prepares to head to his winter home, a place he has never visited before? How do birds find their way back to their breeding grounds each year, navigating cities, forests, bodies of water and weather events. Environmental cues serve as the stimulus and the means of navigation during migration, with the reliance upon these cues varying according to the distance traveled and the location of the 'vacation' site. Join us for a look into the fascinating field of bird migration.

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Stillwell Woods Preserve Invasive Species Pull

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Join the HOBAS Habitat Heroes as we continue our restoration efforts in the very popular Stillwell Woods Preserve. We will be pulling and covering mugwort (if it rains within two days before) or pulling oriental bittersweet and porcelain berry. Or both if we get a big enough crowd! We will also be using loppers for multiflora rose, so if you love wielding a weapon against invasives, here's your chance! If you have gloves and insect repellent please bring (we are working in tall vegetation), if not, we will have both to lend.

See field trips page for more details and directions.

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon
Society Bird Seed Sale
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00 AM at Huntington High School

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon will be holding its annual birdseed sale fundraiser on November 8, 2014 at the Huntington High School. This seed sale is a unique opportunity to stock up on birdseed for the winter while supporting a local conservation organization. Order forms can be downloaded here. Please note that your check must be received by October 20, 2014. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our conservation, environmental education and youth programs. Thank you for your support!

PDF Click here to download the order form


The Audubon Birds and Climate Report

Audubon scientists have used hundreds of thousands of citizen-science observations and sophisticated climate models to predict how birds in the U.S. and Canada will react to climate change. Our work defines the climate conditions birds need to survive, then maps where those conditions will be found in the future as the Earth’s climate responds to increased greenhouse gases. It’s the broadest and most detailed study of its kind, and it’s the closest thing we have to a field guide to the future of North American birds. This comprehensive, first-of-its kind study predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds.

To read about the study, its implications and how it effects birds in your neighborhood, please visit the Audubon Climate website.

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Action Alert!

Help Protect and Restore Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge's West Pond

Read more about the issue and sign the petition...

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society Receives
Major Funding for Habitat Restoration Project
at Underhill Preserve...Learn More

SeahorseIn Memoriam

William (Bill) Brett Reeves

September 10, 1935 – November 24, 2013

Read more about Bill...

Plum IslandPlum Island: The Latest News and How You Can Help

Plum Island's rich wildlife habitat is in danger of being sold to developers!  Learn More

The Bill Reeves Scholarship Fund

We are proud to announce that we have established The Bill Reeves Scholarship Fund in order to send under-served children and youth to nature based camp. Learn how you can help here

OtterLong Island River Otter Research

The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society ("HOBAS") has funded two wildlife surveillance cameras that have been placed in areas where evidence of river otters have been found within the chapter territory. Learn More...

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