"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."
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 County....click
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
Bird 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.
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.
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!
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.
Plum Island's rich wildlife habitat is in
danger of being sold to developers! Learn More
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
Long Island River Otter Research
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.