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March 2019

Waterfowl Trip around Lake Otsego – March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cooperstown Region Carpool, 1 Fair Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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The annual spring waterfowl trip around Lake Otsego and environs will leave from Cooperstown’s Lake Front Docks on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the foot of Fair St. at 8AM sharp. Sponsored by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for several years, the trip has always attracted many area birders. Cars will be pooled and radio connected, and the trip will last until around noon. For more information, contact Bob Donnelly at rsdonn@yahoo.com or 607-264-8156.

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April 2019

Earth Festival 2019 Bird Walk

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807 United States
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Join DOAS Member and Area Birder, Bob Donnelly for the annual Earth Festival Bird Walk at 8am on Saturday, April 13.  A carpool will leave Milford Central School Parking lot promptly at 8am for a birding excursion in a nearby area – determined on the morning of the walk.  All are welcome to attend, regardless of age or birding experience.  The walk is expected to return in time for the 11am start of Earth Festival! Look for the DOAS exhibit…

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Woodcock Walk at Parslow Road – April 17

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Road
Oaksville, NY 13337 United States
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On Wednesday, April 17 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 Otsego Land Trust Communications and Outreach Manager, Becky Talbot, 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 spring…

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May 2019

Susquehanna Greenway Bird Walk – May 4

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway, Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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On Saturday, May 5, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a walk at the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway (OSG) trail, located on Silas Lane, off Rte. 205 in Oneonta’s west end to view returning migrant birds. This will be an easy hike on level ground for about 2 hours, starting at 8:00AM. Participants should meet at the parking lot by the soccer fields just past the transfer station. For more information, contact: Charlie Scheim at 607-434-4880.

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DOAS Sanctuary Bird Walk – May 12

May 12, 2019 @ 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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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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2019 Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake

May 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Burroughs’ Birds of Spring – June 15, 9am

June 15, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Learn to Identify Dragonflies & Damselflies – July 19

July 19, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Fall Migration 2019

October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 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 10/20 On Sunday, October 20, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host a birding field trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge led by Environmental Educator, Chris DeCecare, to view migratory waterfowl and shorebirds on their annual journey to their wintering grounds. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of birds that stop there during the spring and fall migrations.  Fall months…

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January 2020

Bald Eagles Trip – January 11, 2020 – DOAS MEMBER EVENT

January 11 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, 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 11, 2020.  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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March 2020

CANCELLED -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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This event has been cancelled. 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…

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Waterfowl Trip around Lake Otsego – April 4, 2020

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cooperstown Region Carpool, 1 Fair Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Featured image above: Common Goldeneye by Joan Tisdale; Audubon Photograpy Awards 2016 This program has been cancelled. Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Saturday, April 4, for the annual spring waterfowl trip around Lake Otsego and environs.  Our waterfowl watchers will leave from Cooperstown Village Lake Front Docks at the foot of Fair St. promptly at 8:30AM sharp by carpool.   Sponsored by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for several years, the trip has always attracted many area birders. The trip is expected…

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CANCELLED – 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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This Program has been Cancelled. 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…

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CANCELLED – Earth Festival 2020 Bird Walk

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807 United States
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This Program has been Cancelled Join DOAS Member and Area Birder, Bob Donnelly for the annual Earth Festival Bird Walk at 9am on Saturday, April 18.  A carpool will leave Milford Central School Parking lot (near the Earth Festival Entrance) promptly at 9am for a birding excursion in a nearby area – determined on the morning of the walk.  All are welcome to attend, regardless of age or birding experience.  The walk is expected to return in time for the…

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May 2020

CANCELLED – Susquehanna Greenway Bird Walk – May 9

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway, Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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On Saturday, May 9, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a walk at the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway (OSG) trail, located on Silas Lane, off Rte. 205 in Oneonta’s west end to view returning migrant birds. This will be an easy hike on level ground for about 2 hours, starting at 8:00AM. Participants should meet at the parking lot by the soccer fields just past the transfer station. For more information, contact: Charlie Scheim at 607-434-4880.

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CANCELLED – DOAS Sanctuary Bird Walk – May 17

May 17 @ 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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On Sunday, May 17, 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.  The walk should turn up a variety of returning migrants, including warblers, orioles, thrushes, tanagers and others. Waterfowl and raptors are also possibilities. The walk will last about two hours and include some moderate climbs. See www.doas.us for directions to the Sanctuary.

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CANCELLED – 2020 Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, NY 13796 United States
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Wildflower Walk

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 20.  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! This is a FREE program, but registration required  (FORM BELOW) for pre-trip communications.  For more information please contact Connie Tedesco at ctedesco1026@gmail.com. Jean Miller (pictured above - October 2005)…

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CANCELLED – West Branch Preserve Bird Walk – May 23

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Join DOAS on Saturday, May 23 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.  

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P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
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