Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

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2020 Gone Birding

April 17 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt

IT’S MIGRATION SEASON!

Red-breasted nuthatch; Photo by Landa Palmer.
Above: Red-breasted nuthatch; Photo by Landa Palmer.  Featured image at top of page: Dark-eyed Junco; Image by Rick Bunting

Begins on Friday, 4/17 and ends at 5pm on Friday, 5/8 – One entry per person – due by 5pm on 5/8.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE CHECKLIST AND INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

Instructions

• Use tools to verify your sightings (app recommendations are listed below).
• We are using the honor system here – if you are not 100% positive, don’t check it off.
• Only check off birds that you see or can positively identify by sound during the event timeframe 4/17-5/8.
• All birding must be done within the DOAS Chapter Region (see www.doas.us/about-doas).
• Prizes will be awarded by committee for most points in each category by age + experience.
(4-14 / 15-30 / Over 30 and Novice / Intermediate / Experienced)
• All entry forms must be uploaded by 5pm on Friday, 5/8 using our online form at doas.us/2020-gone-birding

If you take any pictures while you are birding, you will be able to upload them with your entry!  (Make sure to take at least one of yourself too.)

 

Additional information can be found below the entry form.

 

(Eligible participants must reside in DOAS Chapter Region, visit www.doas.us/about-doas)
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

 

View submitted images here.

NOTE: If you are a birder and are interested in participating in the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas (data collection efforts going on now through 2025, please connect with DOAS by email at info@doas.us with “Interested in BBAIII” in the subject line.)

DOAS Favorite Birding Spots (Map with Sites and Trail Descriptions)

Go Birding!

FREE Digital Bird Identification Resources:

APP: Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab or Ornithology:

ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.labs.merlinbirdid.app
IPHONE: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/merlin-bird-id-by-cornell/id773457673

APP: Audubon Bird Guide by National Audubon Society (Update pending – Spring 2020):

ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.audubon.mobile.android
IPHONE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audubon-bird-guide-north-america/id333227386
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Audubon-Birds-Pro-Field-American/dp/B004R49A4W

COMPUTER SOFTWARE:

Thayer Birding Software: http://www.thayerbirding.com/

Prize List:

Prizes can consist of any one or combination of the following – as determined by our committee.
Additional prizes may be added at a later date.
• The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, Second Edition
• DOAS Re-Usable Shopping Bag (Blue and White)
• DOAS 15 oz Mug (Green and Black)
• Birds and Beans Bird Friendly Coffee – 12oz bag of your choice
• Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch Hat
• 1 Year DOAS Family Membership
• IBA Book (while supplies last)
• Wildlife of NY State Book (while supplies last)

 

Our Entry form will be added here at a later date.

Details

Start:
April 17 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://doas.us/2020-gone-birding

Venue

DOAS Chapter Region
NY United States
Website:
https://doas.us/about-doas/

Organizer

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
Phone:
607-397-3815
Email:
info@doas.us
Website:
https://doas.us
 
We envision a healthy world where people and wildlife thrive and natural resources are protected.
The mission of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment and connect people with nature
 to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.
 

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815
info@doas.us

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