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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Noteworthy Count of Golden Eagles over Oneonta

Fifty-seven migrating Golden Eagles were tallied at the Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch, near Oneonta, on November 11 by counters Steve Hall, Fred Fries and Kyle Dudgeon.  This is the second highest daily count in the 28-year history of the site, topped only by the 71 counted exactly eleven years prior, Nov. 11, 2005.  The previous second […]

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Fall Montezuma Trip Recap

By Eleanor Moriarty, Trip Leader On Sunday, October 16th, DOAS sponsored a fall birding trip to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, located at the north end of Cayuga Lake, and US Route 20, East Seneca Falls, NY.  A group of seventeen participants carpooled through the numerous pools and grasslands to view migrating geese, ducks, shorebirds, […]

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September Reminders – 2016

September News Update   In this issue: September 16 Program with Pat Kernan, NYSM Annual Bird Seed Pre-Order Sale (now through October) September Kingfisher Online Coming up in October: Open House on October 1 Field Trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – October 16 2016 Charter Dinner on Oct. 21 with Warren Greene Image: Red-headed […]

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