By Brian Doherty

I have been a member of LIWP Group since 2015.  In that time, I have met lots of great people and also discovered many beautiful places on Long Island for observing and photographing wildlife.  Here are a couple of my favorite spots for each season:


  • Jones Beach West End (Horned lark, Snow bunting, Harlequin duck, Purple Sandpiper, Northern Gannet, …)
  • EPCAL (Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Eastern bluebird, Eastern meadowlark, …)


  • Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge  (Wild Turkey, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Warbler migration …)
  • Sands Point Preserve (Warbler migration, Green Heron, Frogs, Turtles, …)


  • Avalon Preserve and Avalon Lake (Ring-necked pheasants, Indigo Bunting, Common Yellowthroat, Frogs, Turtles…)
  • Nickerson Beach (Piping plover, Oystercatcher, Common tern, Black skimmer, …)


  • Robert Moses #5 (Monarch butterfly, Whitetail deer, Raptors migration, Warbler migration, …)
  • Jones Beach West End (Warblers migration, Raptor migration, Mosquitoes, …)

American Copper Butterfly | Christopher Carl

Box Turtle | William Walsh

Cedar Waxwing | Heff Stoppe

Fowler’s Toad | Vicki Jauron

Green Heron | William Walsh

Humpback Whale Closeup | Kathie Rokita

Indigo Bunting | Robert Kaplan

Laughing Gull | Steven Williams

Paper Wasp | Steven Williams

Ruby Throated Hummingbird | Cat Yellen-Rebennack