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FOC Receives Grants!

The Friends are proud of the support from the foundations whose links appear below. The capacity building grants they have awarded us will greatly help in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts

Parks & Trails New York

Upstate History Alliance

Click here to read the details of these grants

Connnetquot River State Park Preserve Breakfast and Birding Recap

September 26, 2009 - Birding and Breakfast

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Through a collaboration of Friends of Connetquot, Connetquot River State Park Preserve and Great South Bay Audubon a Bird & Breakfast program was held, as an Important Bird Area (“IBA”) activity. A group of 20 people led by John Gluth and Edith Wilson walked the trails of the park from 9:30 to 12:00p.m. and observed the following birds:

  1. Am. Crow
  2. American Robin
  3. Baltimore Oriole
  4. Barn Swallow
  5. Black-backed Gull
  6. Black-capped Chickadee
  7. Blackpoll Warbler
  8. Brown Creeper (H)
  9. Brown Thrasher
  10. Brown-headed Cowbird
  11. Canada Goose
  12. Carolina Wren (H)
  13. Cedar Waxwing
  14. Chipping sparrow
  15. Common Grackle
  16. Common Yellowthroat (H)
  1. Double-crested Cormorant
  2. Downy Woodpecker
  3. Eastern Kingbird
  4. Eastern Phoebe (H)
  5. Eastern Towhee
  6. Eastern Wood Pewee (H)
  7. European Starling
  8. Forsters Tern
  9. Gray Catbird
  10. Great-crested Flycatcher
  11. Green Heron
  12. Herring Gull
  13. House Sparrow
  14. House Wren (H)
  15. Mourning Dove
  16. Mute Swan
  1. Northern Cardinal
  2. Northern Mockingbird
  3. Osprey
  4. Ovenbird (H)
  5. Pine Warbler
  6. Red-eyed Vireo
  7. Red-winged Blackbird
  8. Rock Pigeon
  9. Ruby-throated Hummer
  10. Song Sparrow
  11. Tree Swallow
  12. Tufted Titmouse (H)
  13. White-breasted Nuthatch
  14. Yellow Warbler

All attendees got to see a beautiful rainbow as we wound up our morning Connetquot Birding Field Trip and a small painted turtle.

— Co-Field Trip Leader, Edith Wilson

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