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Featured Upcoming Activities

  • Program: For Families - May 2 Plant and Tree ID +

    Guided activities with Educator and DOAS Summer Program Director, Meghan Gigandet. Preregistration is required by email to Susan O’Handley, Education Chair at  sjohandley@gmail.com. $4 per child fee/adults are free. 10:00am-12:00pm at the DOAS Sanctuary. The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, covers the northern Catskill Mountain and upper Susquehanna River Read More
  • Program: Families - June 6, Wild Edibles +

    Guided activities with Educator and DOAS Summer Program Director, Meghan Gigandet. Preregistration is required by email to Susan O’Handley, Education Chair at sjohandley@gmail.com. $4 per child fee/adults are free. 10:00am-12:00pm at the DOAS Sanctuary. The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, covers the northern Catskill Mountain and upper Susquehanna River Read More
  • Special Event: June 7th - 3rd Annual Birds, Brunch and Beer +

    CLICK HERE for Information and our Online Registration Form!   Read More
  • Field Program: Stamford Spring Bird Walk - May 10 +

    Sunday, May 10, 8:00 a.m.—Spring bird walk, Stamford; meet at parking lot corner of Beaver and Main Sts.  Leader, Andy Mason, (607) 652-2162, AndyMason@earthling.net. Read More
  • Field Program - Susquehanna Greenway Bird Walk, May 9 +

    A walk at the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway (OSG) trail to view returning migrant birds. This will be an easy hike on level ground for about 2 hours, starting at 8:00AM. Participants should meet at the OSG parking lot on Silas Lane, off Rte. 205 in Oneonta’s west end. For more information, Read More
  • Field Program: Bird Walk in Andes - April 26 +

    Cedar Waxwing: Photo by James Roberts. Meet at the Andes Rail Trail, 266 Depot St. at 8 AM . Visit andesworks.com/rail-trail for directions. For further information, contact Andy Mason,  AndyMason@earthling.net, (607) 652-2162. Read More
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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.
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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

    • April Legislation Update

      Threat to lead control--Under the leadership of Tom Salo, our Chapter has been in the forefront of an effort to reduce or hopefully eliminate the significant danger that spent lead ammunition poses to wildlife, particularly scavenging birds such as vultures and eagles. Toxic lead is found in wounded or discarded deer and other animals, and in gut piles left on the landscape. Birds are particularly susceptible to lead, and injury and mortality from lead poisoning is well-documented. This was a major factor in the near-extinction of California Condors. Closer to home, we strongly suspect that the disappearance of a Golden Eagle, dubbed Maxine, that we captured and Read More
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    • Raffle Items at Birds, Brunch and Beer (June 7) +

      Local carver, Rod Spangle has donated the bird carvings pictured below for part of our BBB Raffle on June 7. Get your tickets to the event today!   Boreal Chickadee 2014 Carving by Rod Spangle, available only at the DOAS Birds, Brunch and Beer Event on Sunday, June 7!   Read More
    • DOAS Spring Waterfowl Walk +

      Randy Lynch, Bob Donnelly, Becky Gretton (at scope), Marion Karl (at scope), Dave Kiehm (at scope), Leslie Preston, Jim Hill and Dan Schreiber. Spring passed for winter on April 4, when the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society sponsored the annual waterfowl count. A hearty group gathered at the Cooperstown Village docks and continued Read More
    • Summary of DOAS Statement on the Constitution Pipeline, January 2015 +

      Read the complete document here. Summary Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is a Chapter of the National Audubon Society with 500 members in the region affected by the Constitution Pipeline. This is an immense project, involving over 200 waterway crossings in New York, and affecting numerous wetlands, aquifers and public water supplies. The impacts Read More
    • Coffee RE-Orders +

      We have had requests from a few of our members to place additional coffee orders through the year. If you would like to order coffee, please send an email to sjohandley@gmail.com with # of bags and which type. Orders placed by the noon on the Sunday prior to each member meeting will be available Read More
    • Birders - Help Report Invasive Species this Winter +

        Click the image below to view the full pdf message. Read More
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    April 2015 Newsletter

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