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Featured Upcoming Activities

  • Field Trip: Eagles in Delaware County - January 31 +

    The annual DOAS field trip to view wintering bald eagles. This popular outing visits rivers and reservoirs in Delaware County where the birds concentrate to feed. Recent trips have turned up 20 to 30 eagles. We also generally see other raptors and a variety of waterfowl.  The trip will depart the Dietz St. parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta at 8 AM. Participants can be picked up en route in Delhi and Walton. Carpooling is highly encouraged. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant for interested participants. Return to Oneonta will be mid to late afternoon. For further information, contact Andy Mason, (607) 652-2162, AndyMason@earthling.net. Read More
  • Feb. 7: Golden Eagle Count +

    As part of our effort to understand the numbers and range of winter resident Golden Eagles we are conducting a one day raptor count covering much of Delaware County. How much of the county we cover depends in large part on the availability of  volunteers. The counts should take about 4 hours. They are conducted during the day when birds might be soaring or perch hunting. We are creating territories/routes with approximately 50-60 miles of road in each. This should allow enough time for slow travel while regularly stopping and scanning. The routes should be started between 9 and 10 AM when birds have become active. Since we expect Read More
  • 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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Join DOAS

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.
  • Download Membership Form

    Legislation Updates

    • January 2015 Conservation Update

      Aquatic invasive species measure proposed for Otsego County — With invasive species such as the zebra mussel, Eurasian watermilfoil, and spiny water flea appearing in New York State waters and elsewhere, it is apparent that our local lakes and rivers are in imminent danger from these organisms that can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Zebra mussels—one of the best known invasive species--are already documented in Canadarago, Goodyear and Otsego Lakes, Oaks Creek, and the Susquehanna River in Otsego County, and may well be elsewhere. These mollusks attach to docks and water intakes, creating serious problems for those maintaining these and other structures. In addition, the mussels filter large quantities of water, removing Read More
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    • 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
    • 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
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    Jan 2015 Newsletter

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