2017 Big Day Bird Count Results

From DOAS Director, Bob Donnelly, May 26, 2017   We had nine groups in Otsego,  Delaware and Schoharie counties counting birds. Altogether the reporting groups found 120 different species of birds with most groups finding some species that nobody else found. There were 22 species of warblers alone. Even though the day started cold, it […]

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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Launches Legislative Action Campaigns

  Concerned with recent changes to environmental policies, local environmental organization Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has embarked on a campaign to let government officials know that their constituents value a clean, healthy environment, and are watching their votes.“As we prepare to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day this weekend, our government is dismantling protections that […]

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Binoculars and Birds Abound! – Spring Field Trips with DOAS

In these early days of spring, birdwatchers are easy to find due to the trees being in pre-stage leaf-out.  You can find them in all habitats – marshy river riparian zones, pond and lake shores,  fields and forests, and even in backyards.  They can be easily identified by their habit of constantly looking up (they […]

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ACTION ALERT: Federal Budget and Climate Change Action – March 22

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED President Trump’s budget slashes funding for programs to gather climate data and minimize damage from climate change. Representative John Faso recently co-sponsored a resolution detailing a host of climate change impacts. Mr. Faso is a majority party representative on the House Budget Committee. This magnifies his influence over the final budget. […]

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2017 Environmental Education Grant Recipients

Each year, Environmental Education Grants are awarded to classroom teachers in the DOAS area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties) through the DOAS EE Grant Program.   This year’s recipients are: Lori Wrench, Cooperstown Elementary School  – Materials and supplies to build a Bird Sanctuary in an enclosed courtyard area;  Jennifer Finkle, South Kortright Elementary […]

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