NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY
SERVING THE WESTERN NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND,
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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OFFICERS - 2014-2016
Joyce Bryk, Co-President
Evening Programs at the
Manhasset Public Library
30 Onderdonk Ave. at Northern Blvd. 7 p.m.
Open to the public and free of charge
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
Four Seasons of NY Birds
Lloyd Spitalnik, an experienced nature photographer,
invites us to join him in a photographic show, “Four Seasons
of NY Birds.” Lloyd knows where all the “good”
spots are for sighting and photographing these sometimes elusive
characters of flight and will share these insights as well as
bird photography ethics and just what goes into taking a goodnature
There will be no December meeting.
Film: Birds of Paradise
followed by a presentation on Climate Change
by our Co-President Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Enjoy a beautiful PBS special on the Birds of Paradise and how
researchers went about filming these amazing birds displaying
their fantastic mating behaviors and feather colors to attract
After the film, Jennifer will give us an update on the latest
information on Climate Change and how this is affecting our
feathered friends and us.
Northern Nassau Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 20, 2013
It’s that time of year again when groups of experienced
birders hit the trails and feeders to count as many birds as
they can pound out in a 24 hour period. You will see us with
binoculars in hand along roads, scouring beaches, parading through
back yards (with permission of course) all in the name of the
National Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count. You can
find lots of neat information about this 100+ year old citizen
science project on the NAS website so anything you ever wanted
to know about winter bird activity is easily at your fingertips.
If you consider yourself a good birder able to identify 75+
common species of bird and you have nothing better to do on
December 20, give Mary Normandia a buzz and she’ll incorporate
you into a designated area so you can help count and join in
the fun. Not for the faint of heart. Bring lunch and be willing
to car pool and get cold. The count circle starts around Manhasset
Bay to the west, up through Lloyd Neck to the east, and down
south into Westbury. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary in Oyster
Bay Cove will host the compilation and covered dish dinner to
follow. We are privileged to have North Shore, South Shore and
Huntington Audubon Societies take part in this once a year event.
Count starts at midnight on 12/20 and ends at dusk when we meet
at the T.R. Sanctuary to warm up and brag.
Call Mary Normandia at 516-965-2282, if you are interested or
if you would simply like to report your backyard feeder birds
into the totals.
Area 1 Port Washington to Manhasset
Area 2 Roslyn to Garvies Point
Area 3 Glen Cove to Lattingtown
Area 4 Bayville
Area 5 Mill Neck
Area 6, 9, 10, 12 and 13 will be lead
by the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society.
Area 8 Brookville
Area 11 Muttontown Preserve.
Area 14 in and around Stillwell Woods
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay (516) 922-3200
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.
Sat. Nov 8: Bird Walk at Old Westbury Gardens
9:00 am. Ages 11+
For more information: Lisa Reichenburger- lreichenberger@
Fri. Nov 21: Owl Prowl
6:30- 8:00 pm. Ages 8+.
For more information: 516-922-3200, email@example.com
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
Nature Films Tues, Fri & Sat, check website for
Workshops with pre-registration and fee required
Sculpture Workshop - Thursdays 12:30 - 3:30pm
Jewelry Workshop - Wednesdays 9:30-12:30, or 1-4
Nov 22 and 23 Native American Feast.
See announcement below
Sat Dec 13 Natural Ornament workshop 11-2
Make a keepsake using the bounty of the natural world.
Native American Thanksgiving Feast
Saturday & Sunday, November 22rd
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove 571-8010
When Thanksgiving is around the corner, it’s time for
Garvies Point Museum’s Native American Thanksgiving
Join our celebration of Northeastern Native American culture
held annually the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Participants will enjoy hands-on activities including pottery
making, primitive fire-building and on-site cooking demonstrations
with sampling, authentic Native American food displays and
sampling, artifacts and tool technology, face painting with
natural pigments, and use of the atlatl for spear throwing.
Native American films will be shown hourly. Activities ongoing
from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fun for families, all ages welcome.
Special program fee: $5.00 per person (under 5 free with adult)
*No charge for current Friends members!
Rain or shine, activities are indoors and outdoors.
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
Birding on the Net www.birdingonthe.net
Volunteers For Wildlife www.volunteersforwildlife.org/
STAR Foundation www.savetheanimalsrescue.org/
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.
Peggy Maslow at 883-2130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not yet
Click here for membership application form
National Audubon has
recently released a Birds and Climate Change Report. You
can see it here at http://climate. audubon.org/ Using decades worth
of research to predict trends, they found that of the 588 North American
bird species studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble.
The models indicate that 314 species will lose more than 50 percent
of their current climatic range by 2080. If you look around the website,
you can find state specific lists, and some of the birds on the New
York list might surprise you, like Ring-billed gull, Mallard, American
Redstart and Magnolia Warbler.
Of the 314 species at risk from global warming, 126
of them are classified as climate endangered. These birds are projected
to lose more than 50 percent of their current range by 2050. The other
188 species are classified as climate threatened and expected to lose
more than 50 percent of their current range by 2080 if global warming
continues at its current pace.
Climate Change is no longer disputed by anyone with
a decent understanding of the science. The recent IPCC report with
a 97% expert consensus that global warming is human-caused is not
proof, but the vast body of evidence available to the scientists who
created the report does contain the proofs.
Some of the more common denier myths. “The
planet has undergone dramatic climate change before, you can’t
prove it’s because of humans.” Yes it has, but those changes
occurred on a geological time scale (over thousands of years), not
in a timescale that can basically be traced to the gearing up of the
industrial revolution. “We’re having a huge blizzard,
where’s the global warming?” Climate change means more
extremes in weather patterns, which we have already experienced. No,
we can’t really predict where and when these events will strike
outside of short time periods but the trend is real.
If you want to be prepared with rebuttals to these
and many more myths, or to find out why they are myths, go to http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/05/07/1972581/99-one-liners-rebuttingdenier-
A few odds and ends - our annual appeal letter should
have arrived in your mailbox. We appreciate your generous donations.
Remember we are an all volunteer organization, so we stretch your
contribution to the maximum - no hidden costs. You’ll notice
the huge list of field notes in this issue; it was a good fall migration
with some rarities like a Western Kingbird and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
recorded. If you are feeling confident about your birding skills,
make this the year to join the Xmas count. It’s a fun day and
you never know what you may find.
FALL 2014 - BIRD WALK SCHEDULE
Walks are for beginners and experienced birders
Weather permitting, walks start at 9:30 AM unless indicated
If in doubt, please call the trip leader.
Please note: all phone numbers are area code 516 unless otherwise
In most cases, the contacts are also leaders for the respective walks.
Go to our website at www.northshoreaudubon.org/for directions.
We would like to encourage carpooling, where possible.
||Jamaica Bay NWR
||Point Lookout (SE corner of parking lot)
Lido Beach Preserve
||Massapequa Preserve (LIRR parking lot)
||Jones Beach Coast Guard Station
||Stehli Beach (west end of Bayville)
||Nassau Fine Arts Museum, Roslyn
||North Shore Duck Walk
(meet at Macy's in Manhasset)
||North Shore Christmas Bird Count
WEDNESDAY WINTER LEADERLESS
Meet at the destination at 9:30 a.m.
Wendy Murdach is the non-leader.
Call if you need: 546-6303
||Belmont Lake State Park
||Target Rock NWR, Huntington
||Mill Pond Park,Wantagh
||Twin Lakes \, Wantaugh
||Gerry Park and Cedarmore, Roslyn
||Stehli Beach, Bayville
||Sat. Christmas Count; call 965-2282
||Planting Field Arboretum
||Garvies Point Preserve, Glen Cove
||Mill Pond Park, Wantagh
||Jones Beach Coast Guard Station
||Caleb Smith State Park, Smithtown
||Kissena Park, Queens
||Hempstead Lake State Park
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.
||Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
||Four Seasons of NY Birds
||Film: Birds of Paradise