The North Fork Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. Our chapter’s territory comprises the North Fork of Long Island, New York (from Jamesport east to Orient Point), Shelter Island, and Fishers Island.
Our Mission Statement
North Fork Audubon Society connects people with nature. We promote the preservation of birds and wildlife by protecting and restoring critical habitats of Long Island’s North Fork. Our hands-on environmental and natural science programs encourage individuals of all ages to participate. We aim to grow a strong community of active members and supporters who value nature.
Inlet Pond County Park
We are proud of our members’ stewardship at Inlet Pond County Park (located at 65275 Route 48 in Greenport, New York). Volunteers created and continue to maintain a diverse trail system, extending just over one and a half miles on approximately 55 acres of preserved park land. The trails wind through wooded areas, circle Inlet Pond, traverse a sandy stretch of Long Island Sound beach, and meander alongside a small freshwater pond complete with muskrat den. The trails are open daily for hiking from dawn to dusk. Here’s our current trail map.
The Red House Demonstration Gardens
When you visit, take a moment to walk through the “healthy habitat” gardens that surround the Red House. Long Island native plants and a man-made pond are important features. Birdsong fills the air in every season of the year; in the spring and summer bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects and buzz, hum, and flutter. These gardens represent the work of dedicated volunteers inspired by the site’s natural history and former agricultural use. We are currently embarking on a project to ensure that at least 60% .of the plants in our demonstration gardens are natives, including local genotypes obtained from the Long Island Native Plant Initiative in Riverhead. If you recently became a Master Gardener and would like to donate your service hours to us, we would be happy to accept them! We have a number of ongoing projects that need support, and are also open to new ones.
Create A Bird-Friendly Community
“Where birds thrive, people prosper. From urban centers to rural towns, each community can provide important habitat for native birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live.” Visit Audubon at Home
Monthly Meetings and Programs
Our general meetings take place on the second Friday of every month at 7:30 pm, Meetings are open to the public. We offer educational programs on relevant topics, entertaining guest speakers and refreshments. Most meetings take place at our headquarters, the Red House, but the venue may vary from time to time, so be sure to check our Calendar. Please join us!.
Become an NFAS Member
Click here to review our by-laws.