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NFAS Lecture: The Goatsuckers of Long Island

July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, July 13, 7:30PM
Peconic Lane Community Center
1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY (map)
The three “goatsucker” species found on Long Island – the Whip-poor-will, Chuck-will’s-widow, and Common Nighthawk – comprise one of the more interesting groups of native birds. This program will explore basic aspects of their biology and ecology, and detail efforts to better understand their overall population numbers here, including the “Frank Melville Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch”. You’ll also learn the folklore behind why they’re called goatsuckers.
John Turner is a Long Island naturalist, conservationist, writer, and a founding member of the Long Island Nature Organization and Long Island Pine Barrens Society. He currently serves as a Conservation Policy Advocate for the Seatuck Environmental Association and Conservation Chair of the Four Harbors Audubon Society.


July 13, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Peconic Lane Community Center
1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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