DOAS receives grant support for project promoting use of non-lead ammunition

Thanks in large part to a matching grant from the American Eagle Foundation, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is launching a public education campaign designed to reduce poisoning of bald eagles by lead bullet residues and to increase hunter acceptance of alternatives to lead ammunition. Work associated with the $20,000.00 project began in earnest in January […]

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Save the Birds – Rally against the Constitution Pipeline

HELP MAKE SURE OUR BIRDS HAVE HABITAT Please mark your calendars for the ‘Rally to Save NY From FERC‘ in Albany, April 5th. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has to make a decision about the Constitution pipeline by April 26, 2016, and whatever DEC decides will determine what happens in NYS – and beyond […]

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Audubon Tags Four Golden Eagles

For Immediate Release: By: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society For more information contact: Susan O’Handley, Publicity Chairperson, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 643-5680; info@doas.us Tom Salo, Research Committee Co-Chair, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 965-8232; salothomas@gmail.com Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, with assistance from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, trapped 4 golden eagles this winter in upstate […]

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Update on Constitution Pipeline

DOAS has been involved in legal action regarding the proposed Constitution Pipeline as an intervenor in the proceedings. We are represented by the environmental law firm Earthjustice, along with the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Riverkeeper, and others. Our Chapter submitted extensive testimony on the impacts on birds from pipeline construction and operation, focused on the large scale fragmentation of […]

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Successful Bald Eagle Trip

This year’s field trip on Jan. 9 to view wintering Bald Eagles in the upper Delaware River basin brought out over 50 participants who spotted 27 eagles along the East and West Branches of the Delaware and Cannonsville Reservoir in Delaware County. Waterways and the reservoir were nearly all open, leading to the birds being more dispersed than usual. […]

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