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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

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December 2018

Oneonta Area Christmas Bird Count 2018

December 15
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts.   OTSEGO COUNTY 2018: Saturday, December 15 – Oneonta Christmas Bird…

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Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count 2018

December 29
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts. MONTGOMERY COUNTY 2018: Saturday, December 29 – Fort Plain Christmas Bird…

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January 2019

Delaware County Region Christmas Bird Count – Jan. 2019

January 5, 2019
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts. DELAWARE COUNTY 2019: Saturday, January 5 - Delaware County Region Christmas…

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Bald Eagles Trip – January 12, 2019 – DOAS MEMBER EVENT

January 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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This year's field trip to view wintering Bald Eagles around the Delaware County rivers and reservoirs is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019.  Eagles concentrate around open water in the region to feed, and recent trips have turned up 20+ birds, including 30 last year.  Other raptors and waterfowl are usually sighted also.  We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch for interested participants. The trip will leave the Dietz St. parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta…

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European Starlings: Love ’em or Hate ’em, They Do Amazing Things

January 18, 2019 @ 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 Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, January 18 when we host Professor Peter Fauth, Biology Department Chair at Hartwick College for a public program about the European Starling. The program is sponsored by the DOAS and takes place at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta, at 7:30 PM. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Most birders don’t give European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) a second glance. Seen as dirty, loud, and…

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February 2019

Conservation Begins with a Revolution of One!

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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"Conservation Begins with a Revolution of One"
Revolution Solar, a local solar installation company, will present information about residential and small commercial solar systems. Join Jim Doherty and Mary Jo Cronin and learn about your options for clean, renewable energy. The program is open to the public on February 15, 7:30 PM at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Refreshments will be available.

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March 2019

Turtle Talk: Wood Turtles

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Habitat Selection and Ecology in a Disturbed Site Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as we host a special program with Alexandra Vlk, a Graduate Student at SUNY Oneonta.  Alexandra will describe her research on Wood turtles (including photos of the species).  Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) face decline due to human disturbances, including pollution, road mortality, habitat destruction, and illegal exploitation. To further wood turtle conservation, this program seeks to provide vital information regarding this species’ habitat and nesting preferences in an…

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April 2019

What Montana Taught Me

April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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SUNY Oneonta Senior Kyle Dudgeon spent last summer in remote areas of Montana surveying birds and photographing wildlife. According to Kyle, “You can learn a lot about an area in two months, especially when you are forced to see it from your car: miles upon miles of exploring, hiking, birding and living; as simple as can be. These are the experiences I take with me from a summer of work in Big Sky Country, where the birds, the landscapes and…

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