Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

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February 2020

2020 Great Backyard Bird Count

February 14 - February 17
NY United States
Free

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 as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to…

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HeatSmart Otsego – Feb 21, 2020

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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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

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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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 state over the next five years of this important effort. A training session for field volunteers is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Lunch will be provided…

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March 2020

The Joys of Atlasing

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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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 Society on Friday, March 20, 7:30pm, as we present Julie Hart, Project Coordinator for the NY Breeding Bird Atlas.  Learn about the history of the Breeding Bird Atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved. Find…

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Spring Migration 2020

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, NY 13820 United States
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Join Audubon on a trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on 3/28/20 On Saturday, March 28, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a birding field trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge to view migratory waterfowl and shorebirds on their annual journey to their breeding grounds.  Our trip will involve traveling by car to different hot-spots on the refuge and also other parts of the wetlands complex.  The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is a globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible…

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April 2020

Woodcock Walk at Parslow Road – Tuesday April 7

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Road
Oaksville, NY 13337 United States
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On Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, join Otsego Land Trust and Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for a Woodcock Walk at the Parslow Road Conservation Area.  DOAS Member and local environmental educator Chris DeCesare, joined by DOAS Member and Otsego Land Trust Board Member, Joe Homburger, will lead a walk to observe the spring mating ritual of the woodcock.    The woodcock usually spends its time hidden on the forest floor probing for earthworms in moist soil, but on…

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Slogs through Bogs: Beauty, Loss, and Preservation

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Image: Carnivorous purple pitcher plant; Image by Lilly Schelling, NYS Office of Parks and Recreation, Historic Preservation. Bogs and wetlands are arguably the richest habitat environments in our region.  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, April 17 for a special program that will feature the life that is found at one of our local bogs. The program will be presented by Dr. Donna Vogler, Professor of Biology at SUNY Oneonta.  Dr. Vogler teaches courses in Ecology, Wetlands, and Ethnobotany. She earned…

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May 2020

“World Travels” with Gail and Nelson DuBois

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Image: Keel-billed Toucan, CC0; Join the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, May 15 for a special program, "World Travels" with Gail and Nelson DuBois.  We will spend the evening traveling with them to favorite locations, as they share photos and stories with all. Enjoy the journey in the comfort of the Elm Park Methodist Church,  401 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY where refreshments will be provided. The DuBoises always bring wonder and excitement to our public meetings. Please join us!…

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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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