Birding

Great Gull Island Stewardship Day

Saturday, May 27, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm, New York

Location Details

Great Gull Island, NY

Great Gull Island

A boat will pick up volunteers around 8 AM at the Orient by the Sea Marina at 40200 Main Road, Orient, NY. Please park your car at the Cross Sound Ferry parking lot and allow for 5- 10 minutes to walk down the road to the marina.

Great Gull Island Stewardship Day

May 27, 2017, NY

For more information about the event and to register, please visit the link below. If you have any issues with the registration page or questions about the event, please email Amanda Pachomski at apachomski@audubon.org.
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Audubon New York is offering a unique volunteer Stewardship Day to help monitor nesting Roseate Terns (federally endangered; NY endangered) and Common Terns (NY threatened) on Great Gull Island. Great Gull Island is a 17 acre island that is located within the Long Island Sound, just a few miles east of Plum Island, NY. Previously used as an army fort, the island now provides critical nesting habitat for the largest colony of Roseate Terns in the Western Hemisphere and the largest colony of Common Terns in the world.

We will visit the island on Saturday, May 27th to work with Helen Hays of the American Museum of Natural History to help search for, mark, and GPS tern nests. We will take a boat over to the island from the Orient by the Sea Marina (40200 Main Road, Orient, NY) at 8 AM and return around 4 PM. This event will happen rain or shine. The boat has space for a limited number of people so please be sure to register in advance.

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