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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ACTION ALERT – Climate Change Scientists Need Our Help

Call Congressman Faso Today The climate in Washington has changed. If you care about the scientific integrity of climate science, it is time to make a phone call. In spite of a scientific consensus, President Trump has called climate change a “hoax”. His recent actions make it clear that the federal government will be less […]

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2017 Waterfowl Count Results

There was a good variety of waterfowl species recorded on the DOAS section of the NY State Ornithological Assoc.’s annual waterfowl count held the weekend of Jan. 15.  Waterways were largely open after a recent warm spell.  As usual, Otsego Lake turned up the most birds, including Common Loons, Redheads, and Am. Coots. Totals:   […]

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2016 DOAS Christmas Bird Count Summary

The data from our 2016 Christmas Bird Count on December 17 (Oneonta Area) are in! A total of 4,558 birds, 47 species were tallied.  See the full detail here!    

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Raptor Research Foundation Conference Highlights

Peg DiBenedetto represented DOAS at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Raptor Research Foundation in Cape May, New Jersey this past October.  This conference celebrated the 50thanniversary of the Foundation with three days of continuous fast-paced “speed talks” and superb plenary talks by premier birders Dr. Ian Newton of England, Dr. Carol McIntyre of Alaska, […]

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