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The 19th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count: Birding Events & Where to Go Bird Watching on Long Island

It’s time to get out those binoculars, do your part and count the different birds you encounter on L.I.!

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A small bird taking a quick rest on a tree at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo by: LongIsland.com Reader Alan Stableford.

Join in all the bird-centered fun this February by participating in the 19th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen-based Science project that aims to collect data on the various types of birds local to different areas around the world. This data is then used for scientific research and is very useful for raising awareness about the habits and populations of birds. Best of all, it’s super easy to participate!
 
The first thing you have to do is register online for the count. Then, from February 12th - 15th, count as many birds in as many places that you can (A minimum of 15 minutes is suggested by The Great Backyard Bird Count.) making sure that you submit separate checklists for the different areas, different days, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day, that you counted birds. Then go back to The Great Backyard Bird Count website to submit your observations
 
Can’t get enough of bird counting and watching? Then continue the fun by checking out some of these great events happening on Long Island all about birds!
 
Birding With Frank - Shinnecock Bird Specialties
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Sunday, February 7th at 10 AM
631-537-9735
Programs are free for SoFo members. Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under are free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event. Reservations Required.
Discover birds native to the barrier beach area at Shinnecock during this morning birding walk with Frank! You may even spot wintering Snowy Owls and Short-Eared Owls.
 
The Great Backyard Bird Count Walk at the William Floyd Estate
William Floyd Estate
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Sunday, February 14th from 9 AM - 12 PM
631-399-2030
Free Event
Enjoy the great outdoors and participate in this bird walk, in cooperation with the Cornell Lab of ornithology and National Audubon Society, on the 613 acres of the historic William Floyd Estate!
 
The Long Island Parrot Society Monthly Meeting
American Legion Post
22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY 11702
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month thru May 18th; doors open at 6:30 PM
631-957-1100
$5 Donation Requested
Network with others who love birds as much as you do! Enjoy monthly speakers, avian adoption referrals, special events, expert bird care advice, and much more!
 
Birds of Prey
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967
Saturday, February 6th from 1 PM - 2:30 PM
631-286-0485
Free Event - Reservations Required
Meet live birds of prey and learn all about them at this event in connection with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge! Great for families and kids of all ages.
 
Birding With Frank - Sea Ducks
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, February 13th at 9 AM
631-537-9735
Programs are free for SoFo members. Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under are free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event. Reservations Required.
Each winter arctic avians visit the waters near Montauk Point. Bring your binoculars or scope and take a peek at these birds as you and your guide Frank try to identify these avian visitors.
 
Birding With Frank - Winter Birds
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Monday, February 15th at 10:30 AM
631-537-9735
Programs are free for SoFo members. Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under are free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event. Reservations Required.
Take a tour of the field behind the museum and learn all about the different winter birds who visit, or are native to, Long Island.
 

A great shot of a perched Long Island bird. Photo by LongIsland.com Reader Alan Stableford.
 
Places on Long Island To Go Bird Watching
 
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
631-581-1002
 
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Route 25, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-1054
 
Camp Hero State Park
1898 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3781
 
Cold Spring Harbor State Park
Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-423-1770
 
Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
2595 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-7598
 
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8010
 
Massapequa Preserve
Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue, Massapequa, NY 11758
516-571-7443
 
Muttontown Preserve
Jericho-Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, NY 11791
516-571-8500
 
Nissequogue River State Park
799 Saint Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-269-4927
 
Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-9200
 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY 11959
631-653-4771
 
Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 117787
631-979-6344
 
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-3200
 
Twin Lakes Preserve
Old Mill Road, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-766-1580
 
Welwyn Nature Preserve
100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-676-1474
 

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