Upcoming Events

2020 Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little

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HeatSmart Otsego – Feb 21, 2020

Bennett Sandler of Heat Smart Otsego will educate home and business owners about renewable, clean heating and cooling technologies such as heat pumps and modern wood burning technologies on Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta, NY. The program is free and refreshments will be available.

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NY Breeding Bird Atlas Training Session

NY Breeding Bird Atlas III Underway Workshop for Volunteers Scheduled for Feb. 22 in Oneonta The third NY State Breeding Bird Atlas has begun, and birders, naturalists, landowners and others are needed to help document the  presence of species across the

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The Joys of Atlasing

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2024 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state.  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon

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DOAS News

2020 Waterfowl Count Report

Results from the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. section of last weekend’s NYS Waterfowl Count are recorded below. In addition to the waterfowl, other sightings of interest included:  Great-blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Red-tailed Hawk, Am. Kestrel, Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagle (including 36

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Poem from a Hawkwatcher

The link below will take you to a poem written by Robert Bensen inspired by a visit to the hawkwatch in the Fall of 2018. It beautifully captures the feeling of that moment when the eagles arrive. Golden Eagles over

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Breeding Codes Part 2 – Atlasing

From the New York State Ornithological Association Field trip at NYSOA Annual Meeting 2019, hosted by The Catskill Center When New Year’s Day arrived this year, New York State’s third Breeding Bird Atlas was off and running! Knowing the breeding

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Eagle Trip Report – Jan 11, 2020

Thirteen participants enjoyed a balmy day of birding around the Delaware Co. reservoirs on Jan. 11 for the annual DOAS Bald Eagle field trip.  Thirteen or fourteen eagles were spotted—depending on repeat birds—with good views of both perched and in flight

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Breeding Bird Atlas 2020

For those of you who are new to the NY Breeding Bird Atlas and would like to learn more, here’s a great explanation from Andy Mason: The Breeding Bird Atlas is a 5 year project carried out every 20 years,

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