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Featured Upcoming Activities

  • NEW Saturday Programs for Families at the DOAS Sanctuary

    As part of  a continued effort to reach out to children at the Sanctuary, DOAS will be offering a monthly education program beginning this fall and continuing next spring. Each program will include a feld walk and activity and will run from 10am to noon unless otherwise noted. Activities will be targeted towards families and children. A small program fee of  $4 per person will be charged. Local business sponsors are sought to help underwrite the program. Saturday, September 20 - Investigating Insects - Pre-Registration required. Saturday, October 4 - DOAS Open House - 10am-2pm - No registration required  - all welcome. Saturday, November 1 - Signs 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.
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.
  • Download Membership Form

    November 2014 Newsletter


    Legislation Updates

    • March 2014 Legislation Update

      Second chance for wolves—The gray wolf populations of the western US have a possible reprieve from decimation by state wildlife managers. In 2011, Congress overrode the Endangered Species Act, and turned wolf management in the northern Rockies over to the states. As expected, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming immediately began an all-out assault on this keystone predator. For example, the state of Idaho recently hired a huntertrapper to completely exterminate two wolf packs at the behest of trophy hunters. Then in 2013, despite over a million public comments in opposition, the US Fish and Wildlife Service made a decision to remove most populations of gray wolves from the endangered species list. Read More
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    • DOAS Position on Lead Ammunition +

      There is abundant scientific evidence documenting the negative impacts of ingesting spent lead ammunition on doves, pigeons, loons and other waterfowl, eagles, vultures and other scavengers, as well as other wildlife. Similarly, there is much documentation that these birds ingest lead shot, and lead fragments from wounded and unretrieved prey, Read More
    • DOAS Board Member Bird Heroics +

      This is an email from the son of long time DOAS Board Director, Tom Salo about a particular adventure while on vacation in France this summer.  Never underestimate the heroic capabilities of a serious birder! Hello All, My parents left this morning to go back home through Montreal, but I did want Read More
    • Please Help Us Continue Our Golden Eagle Research +

      Please Help Us Continue Our Golden Eagle Research as noted above, the need is great. If you would like to support our lead-free ammunition education efforts as well, please make that Tom Salo clear in a note, or write a separate check. Thanks to all the donors who have supported Read More
    • 2014 Bird Seed Sale +

      Information is now available for the 2014 Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser to support DOAS education initiatives. The DOAS Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser is your opportunity to buy quality bird seed, and help support DOAS programs including guest speakers at member meetings, field trips and events, the Franklin Mountain Hawk Watch program, Read More
    • Audubon Adventures Goes Digital +

      The 2014/15 Audubon Adventures has been announced - BIRDS, BEES, and NEIGHBORHOOD BIOMES.  The complete program is digital so that copies can be printed as needed based on the needs of the classroom.  This change provides a significant savings for classroom kits and makes things extra convenient for educators.  Audubon Adventures Read More
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