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The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Inc. (DOAS) has been a Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1977. Our mission is to educate, improve environmental quality, protect and maintain ecological systems and wisely utilize and conserve natural resources.
Individual: $15/1 year OR $25/2 years
Family: $20/1 year OR $30/2 years

Members Receive:

  • 9 issues of The Belted Kingfisher (printed and mailed unless email only preferred)
  • Notification of upcoming programs and messages through DOAS News ListServe emails
  • Volunteer participation opportunities
  • Early notice for special events and opportunities; Member discounts when possible.
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    Legislation Updates

    • Update on Constitution Pipeline

      DOAS has been involved in legal action regarding the proposed Constitution Pipeline as an intervenor in the proceedings. We are represented by the environmental law firm Earthjustice, along with the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Riverkeeper, and others. Our Chapter submitted extensive testimony on the impacts on birds from pipeline construction and operation, focused on the large scale fragmentation of forests that will come about if the project proceeds. Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the pipeline, there are still conditions in place that have kept construction from starting. Primary is a water quality permit from the NY State DEC that is still pending. Also, tree Read More
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    • 2016 Summer Day Camp sessions - waiting list +

      As of July 11, we have waiting lists in progress for both our July and August sessions.  Details are available here: Read More
    • Lead Ammunition: A Needless Danger to Eagles and Ourselves - VIDEO +

      Our research with Golden Eagles led to our involvement in the initiative for promotion of the use of non-lead ammunition. This video was made possible through a grant from the American Eagle Foundation as well as through dedicated private contributions. We are grateful for the outstanding support from all donors. Read More
    • Audubon video aims to reduce poisoning of eagles +

      ONEONTA--Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has teamed with the American Eagle Foundation to create a video on the dangers lead bullets pose to eagles in New York and elsewhere. The 13-minute video, “Lead Ammunition: A Needless Danger to Eagles and Ourselves” features interviews with hunters and their families, as well as with Read More
    • Audubon offers special 'Birding by Ear' event this June +

      COOPERSTOWN - ONEONTA - SPRINGFIELD - WESTFORD]  Spring is the season that all birders look forward to in the Northeast. It is the time of year when many of our favorite songbirds return to our area. There are about 60 species of birds that are common to the central New York region during Read More
    • Birding by Ear - Sunday, June 5 +

      This special program will be held on Sunday morning, June 5 at the Davis Park in the Town of Westford, NY. An educational session including slides, recordings and handouts at 8:30 AM will be followed by a bird hike with DOAS experts, “Bruncheon” buffet, raffles, and another hike for more Read More
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    June 2016 Newsletter