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Featured Upcoming Activities

  • Field Trip: April 4 - Waterfowl +

    Lake Otsego Waterfowl Trip The annual spring waterfowl trip around Lake Otsego and environs will leave from Cooperstown’s Lake Front Docks at the foot of Fair St. at 8 AM sharp on Saturday, April 4. Co-leaders will be Matt Albright, Bob Donnelly and John Davis. Sponsored by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for several years, the Read More
  • Program: April 17 - Dominican Republic Project +

    Peg DiBenedetto will be speaking about the trip to the Dominican Republic this winter to conduct a bird census at a cocoa plantation. Andy Mason, DOAS Co-President will also contribute. 7:30pm at the Elm Park Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, covers Read More
  • 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
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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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    March 2015 Newsletter

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