NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY

SERVING THE WESTERN NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND, N.Y.

Our mission is: to promote, protect and preserve the environment and the birds that inhabit it through education, advocacy and leadership.



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June 7, 2014
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  • MONTHLY PROGRAMS

    Evening Programs at the
    Manhasset Public Library

    30 Onderdonk Ave. at Northern Blvd. 7 p.m.
    Open to the public and free of charge
    Handicap accessible
    http://nassaulibrary.org/manhass

    Membership meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month.
    Bring your toner & ink cartridges or old cellphones
    to the membership meeting.
    Barbara Garriel will donate them to the green recycle program Recycle4Education to benefit the Wolf Conservation Center.

    NO PROGRAMS ARE GIVEN IN THE SUMMER.
    PROGRAMS RESUME IN THE FALL

    SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
    at our
    Fall Family Fun Day
    at Garvies Point

    UNTIL THEN, JOIN OUR FRIENDLY WDNESDAY WALKS


    Keep it in Mind that
    INTERNATIONAL BEACH CLEANUP
    takes place in September,
    with the date yet to be announced, at two locations:

    Manorhaven Park, Port Washington
    Jennifer Wilson-Pines 767-3454

    Garvies Point Beach, Glen Cove
    Veronica Natale 571-8010


    WE WANT YOU FOR NSAS

    You've already joined - how about getting more involved?
    You don't need to be an expert birder to serve on a committee or on the Board.
    Are you good with computers, writing, meeting people, publicity or organizing?

    Our Board meetings are friendly and informal. We welcome your talent and time.
    Please call Peggy Maslow at 883-2130 or e-mail pmaslows@gmail.com


    If you have not yet joined,
    JOIN NOW!
    Click here for membership application form




    Wonderful Websites

    Birding Resources
    North Shore Audubon www.northshoreaudubon.org
    South Shore Audubon www.ssaudubon.org
    HOB Audubon www.huntingtonaudubon.org
    Audubon NY www.ny.audubon.org/
    LI Birding www.libirding.com
    Garden City Bird Sanctuary www.gcbirdsanctuary.org/
    American Bird Conservancy www.abcbirds.org/
    American Birding Association www.aba.org/
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology www.birds.cornell.edu
    E-Bird www.ebird.org
    Birding on the Net www.birdingonthe.net
    Injured Wildlife
    Volunteers For Wildlife www.volunteersforwildlife.org/
    STAR Foundation www.savetheanimalsrescue.org/

    WHAT'S NEW?

     

    NSAS Elections
    Our two-year board election vote was taken
    at the May General meeting.
    There were no nominations from the floor.
    Elected for two-year terms:
    Co-Presidents Joyce Bryk and Jennifer Wilson-Pines,
    Vice President Peggy Maslow,
    Treasurer Mike Henahan,
    Secretary Lindy Nielsen.

    New Chairpeople for NSAS Committees
    The new Program Chairperson is Jill Vomacka,
    assisted by Jeanne Millspaugh, for programs
    beginning in September.
    Nancy Tognans is now the new Publicity Chairperson.
    We very much appreciate their service to our chapter.

    Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
    134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay (516) 922-3200
    http://ny.audubon.org/CentersEdu_TRoosevelt.html

    Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary was founded in 1923. Today, through high-quality programs and a professional staff, TR provides natural science education to children and adults on Long Island and beyond. Most programs are family friendly, held at the Sanctuary. Call for fees and to reserve programs.
    For more information: 516-922-3200, gtudda@audubon.org

    Wednesday, June 11: Bird Walk at Nassau County
    Museum of Art 9:00 am. Ages 11+
    One Museum Drive, Roslyn Heights, NY 11576
    Contact Noemi Fletcher (516) 484-9338 x12

    Friday, June 13: Nature After Dark
    7:30pm. Ages 7+.

    Saturday, June 14: “Get Outdoors” and Meet Our
    Raptors 1:00pm. All Ages.

    Saturday, June 21: Raptor Photography Workshop with
    Berger Brothers 9:30am-11:30am.
    For more information: Contact Victoria at (516) 7623056,
    Classinfo@berger-bros.com
    Registration is through Berger Brothers

    Thursdays, June 26, July 10, 24, August 7, 14:
    Sunset Kayak and Birdwatching Tour
    6:00pm- 8:30pm. Ages 10+
    Contact: 516-922-3200, nelsenj@audubon.org
    $30 Includes kayak, paddle, life jacket, and guide. $20
    bring your own kayak

    Saturday, July 12: Vulture Venture 1:00pm. Adults Only
    Contact: 516-922-3200, abryant@audubon.org

    Saturday, July 12: Kids Night Out! The Great
    OutS’mores 6:00 pm– 8:30 pm. Ages 8+

    Saturday, July 19: Meet Our Raptors
    1:00pm. All Ages.

    Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
    50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove 571-8010
    Closed Sunday & Mondays

    Movies, walks and gallery talks included with admission to the Museum. $3 adults, $2 children 5-12
    www.garviespointmuseum.com

    Nature Films Tues, Fri & Sat, check website for schedule

    Workshops Pre-registration and fee required
    Sculpture Workshop Thursdays 12:30 - 3:30pm
    Jewelry Workshop Wednesdays 9:30-12:30, or 1-4

    Saturday, June 14, 11 3pm Father's Day
    Sea shell paperweight craft; $5.00 craft fee.

    Children's Summer Programs.
    Workshops with hands-on activities for ages 5-7 and 8-12 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays andThursdays in July and August.
    Nature 1: pond study
    Nature 2: beach eco;ogy
    Geology: rocks and minerals
    Native American culture.
    Fee: $100 per child per session.

    August 2 10 am to 4 pm.
    Garvies Point Day

    Invasive Removal at Garvies Point
    Saturday, June 21st - 10 am
    Mile-A-Minute Pull Help to restore the Preserve by removing these nasty invasive plants. Mile-a-Minute is a new invasive to Long
    Island, and found mostly around Hempstead Harbor, initially
    discovered ar Garvies, but now also found at Sands Point,
    Cedermere, and the Guggenheim Fields among others.
    We have a chance to stop it from taking over by attacking it now.





    President’s Message
    Jennifer Wilson-Pines

    This issue could be called the Field Notes edition, coming on the heels of a big spring migration. Everyone saw great birds. When we took the young birders program out to two small parks in Port Washington, they saw the first of season (fr.) Black and White and Common Yellowthroat warblers, plus a Scarlet Tanager, a late lingering – or possibly breeding - pair of Green-winged Teals. I got the (fr.) Laughing Gull driving past the Town Dock on Manhasset Bay. One of our odder sightings – I heard a loud call while I was home, looked out the bedroom window to see an Osprey on the electric pole across the street. By the time I found my camera, it had taken off, but left evidence - fish scales and bones all over the car parked underneath.

    Something to do this summer: Audubon NY’s “Be a Good Egg” program is focused on beach nesting birds for Long Island. You can get involved as a Stewardship: installing signs and fencing around nesting areas, erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests, monitoring and reporting reproductive success, and interacting with beach users.
    Education and outreach are important parts of beach-nesting bird conservation.

     

     

     

     

    In addition to other activities, we take education and outreach straight to the beaches to help support Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and other beach-nesting species. This summer we will have staff and volunteers at beach-nesting bird sites educating beach-goers and promoting compatible recreation through a “Share the Beach” pledge. Migration is a critically important time for shorebirds. We are working with volunteers to implement the International Shorebird Surveys on Long Island. During spring and fall migration, volunteers and staff survey and record shorebirds and disturbance levels at key sites. Go to http://www.goodeggny.org/ to learn more.

    Something to look forward to: Our own Stephane Perrault will be offering a multi-part “Birding By Ear” class next April and May. There will be a classroom session and then field work with Stephane. He will focus on warbler calls. If you saw his American Redstart Program, you know he is knows his stuff and is a terrific teacher.

    Have a wonderful summer, stay cool and don’t get sunburned. Keep your birdbath filled and change it frequently - the birds need a pool too.



     

    SUMMER 2014 BIRD WALK SCHEDULE
    THESE ARE WEDNESDAY LEADERLESS WALKS

    Walks are for beginners and experienced birders alike.
    Weather permitting, walks start at 9:30am unless noted.
    If the weather is doubtful, please call the trip leader.
    Area code is 516 unless noted.
    Go to our website at http://northshoreaudubon.org for directions.
    Think Green! We encourage carpooling where possible.

    Contact Wendy Murbach for further information, at 546-6303.

      June    
      6/4 Shu Swamp  
      6/11 Clark Gardens  
      6/18 Sands Point Preserve, with Stephane. PARKING FEE; starts 8 am.  
      6/25 Massapequa Preserve  
      July    
      7/2 Welwyn Preserve  
      7/9 Planting Fields Arboretum  
      7/16 Target Rock NMR  
      7/23 Hempstead Lake State Park  
      7/30 Nassau County Museum, Roslyn  
      August    
      8/6 Garvies Point Preserve  
      8/13 Garden City Bird Sanctuary  
      8/20 Marine Study Center, Oceanside  
      8/27 Bayard Cutting Arboretum (start at 10:00 am)  

     


    MONTHLY PROGRAM CALENDAR

    These programs are held on Tuesdays at the the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, unless otherwise stated, at 7 p.m.

    DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
    November 26 Birds of Australia Bob Dieterich and Peter Lopez
    January 28 Gardening for Birds Jennifer Wilson-Pines
    February 25 Movie Night  
    March 25 Incorporating Native Plants in the Landscape Roxanne Zimmer
    April 22 American Redstart Stephane Perreault
    May 27 Warblers

    Joe Guinta