The Long Island Pine Barrens offer some of the best birding on
Long Island. A bird identification book that focuses on birds of
northeastern United States will help you identify the plethora of
species. Grab your binoculars and head out into the woods.
We suggest you check out the
Brookhaven National Laboratory Bird Checklist to help you identify
what species will be around during different times of the year.
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge offers a wonderful birding
experience. Close to 300 species of birds have been documented
here. The diversity in species ranges from breeding forest
interior species to whippoorwills, breeding least bitterns, osprey and
saltmarsh bird communities. The refuge winters up to 5,000
waterfowl including black ducks, a species in nationwide decline.
The coastal location of the refuge makes it an excellent migration
corridor particular to shorebirds, raptors and songbirds.
You may also want to come on a group hike with the Society. Our
hikes are always led by expert naturalists, who would be more than happy
to teach you about the variety of bird species in the Pine Barrens. You
Info@pinebarrens.org to inquire about a group hike or to be added to
our hiking list.
For more information regarding bird watching on Long Island visit:
Long Island Birding
Huntington Audubon Society
South Shore Audubon Society