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May 2019

DOAS Sanctuary Bird Walk – May 12

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

On Sunday, May 12, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Co President, Andy Mason will host a morning bird walk for all interested.  Meet at the Sanctuary Property at 52 Grange Hall Road Spur, Oneonta.  The walk will begin promptly at 8am.  Wood Thrush on Winterberry, Photo by Will Stuart

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Costa Rica: Recent Adventures

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Join the Delaware Otsego Audubon's Public Meeting for photographs and stories of Costa Rica from area photographers Gail and Nelson DuBois on Friday, May 17, 7:30 PM at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta.. Refreshments will be available. The program is free. Gail and Nelson DuBois will share their very recent photographs and stories from their trip to Costa Rica. These two well-known area photographers have received recognition in birding publications, with Gail receiving awards for her…

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Big Day Bird Count 2019

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 18 is this year’s Big Day for DOAS.  The Big Day is a group effort to locate as many bird species as we can in a single fun day. Birders, working in groups of whatever size they desire and spending any amount of time they choose within that 24 hours, will attempt to identify as many species as possible and report on their efforts to the Big Day coordinator, Charlie Scheim. Everyone is welcome, novice or experienced. If you…

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2019 Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, NY 13796 United States
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Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Member and expert Botanist, Connie Tedesco for the Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake State Park, on Wednesday, May 23. Participants will meet at the beach area at 10 AM.  The walk is approximately two hours in the Park. Bring water, insect repellent, binoculars if on hand, and your curiosity! For more information please contact Connie Tedesco at ctedesco1026@gmail.com.

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West Branch Preserve Bird Walk – May 25

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Join DOAS on Saturday, May 25 for a Bird Walk at the West Branch Preserve in Hamden, NY, about 10 miles southeast of Delhi. Meet at 8 AM at the preserve entrance and parking area, on Rte. 10, about 0.9 mi beyond the junction with County Route 26. The walk, which will last about two hours, includes some moderate up-and-downhill ground.  For more information contact Charlie Scheim at 607-434-4880 or scheimc@hartwick.edu. Yellow Warbler on Willow - Photo by Keith Williams,…

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June 2019

Birding by Ear – 2019

June 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park, 133 Davis Road
Schenevus, NY 12155 United States
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$15 – $25
Birding by Ear 2018

DOAS will once again offer a Birding By Ear-with brunch! event at the scenic Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park in the Town of Westford on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM till Noon to unlock the secrets of bird ID through birdsong.   We will enjoy a hike to listen for bird song and observe breeding behavior, followed by an educational session in the Sunset Pavilion, a delicious “Bruncheon” in the pavilion and an additional hike for those who…

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Burroughs’ Birds of Spring – June 15, 9am

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
John Burroughs Memorial Field, 1067 Burroughs Memorial Road
Roxbury, NY United States
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Blackburnian Warbler, Photo by Shirley Donald - Audubon Photography Awards 2018 Celebrate NY's Path Through History weekend with a bird walk at John Burroughs Memorial Field.  Join DOAS co-President Andy Mason, along with Park Naturalists for an outdoor foray in search of the birds of spring. Affectionately known as “John O’Birds”, the renowned Catskill naturalist waxed especially romantic about the “return of the birds,” bringing millions of Americans a heightened appreciation of nature during a critical period in US conservation history.  Bird…

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Father’s Day Hike at Emmons Pond Bog

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Emmons Pond Bog Preserve, 2028 White Hill Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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On Sunday, June 16 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, DOAS Member and local Environmental Educator, Chris DeCesare will lead a walk to observe the plants and animals of Emmons Pond Bog Preserve. This property is managed by the Nature Conservancy and includes meadow, woods, and wetland areas to explore. We’ll discuss the plants that grow specifically in a bog environment and look for signs of birds and other animals in the field and forest as we make our way around…

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July 2019

2019 Camp Session 1

July 15 @ 9:30 am - July 19 @ 3:00 pm
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$140.00

 Session 1: July 15, 16, 17, 18 – 9:30am-3pm at DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain, Oneonta  (for children entering grades 3 and 4) Click Here for Complete Details Click Here to Register Online

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Learn to Identify Dragonflies & Damselflies – July 19

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Dr. Peter Fauth Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, July 19 from 4:00-5:30pm at the DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain for a late afternoon of family fun.  Dr. Peter Fauth, biology professor and chairperson of the biology department at Hartwick College,  will review methods to identify the adult odonates (damselflies and dragonflies). Participants will meet at the Sanctuary barn, where they will learn about the major families of odonates in this area, and then will learn how to catch, handle…

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