Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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June 2016

Bird Walk at West Branch Preserve

June 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Charlie Scheim and Sandy Bright will lead a bird walk at the West Branch Preserve on Saturday, June 4. The Preserve is located on NY Rt10 in the Town of Hamden, Delaware County, NY, about 10 miles southeast of Delhi. We will meet at 8AM at the preserve entrance and parking area, on Rt10, 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: Charlie Scheim at 607-434-4880 or scheimc@hartwick.edu.

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Bird & Nature Walk in Hancock

June 18, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve, 404 West Main Street
Hancock, NY 13783 United States
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Join Pamela J. Peters from the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society for a Bird Walk for beginners of all ages at 7:00 am. Take an easy stroll through Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve in the Village of Hancock, Delaware Co. while learning the basics of bird identification. Free Activity. Everyone Welcome!

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October 2016

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

October 16, 2016 @ 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 10/16 On Sunday, October 16, 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 wintering habitats. Those interested in carpooling will meet at the Dietz Street Parking lot (across from the Oneonta YMCA) at 7:30am. This is an all day trip with an expected return to Oneonta around 5pm. Participants should plan…

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November 2016

Glimmerglass Film Days Bird Walk prior to The Messenger on Nov. 12

November 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Saturday, November 12, 10:30am-11:30am for a bird walk on the grounds of the Fenimore Art Museum prior to the viewing of The Messenger as part of the Glimmerglass Film Days.  This bird walk is free and open to the public.  Participants will meet at the back patio of the Fenimore Art Museum in time for a 10:30am start. The film will be shown from 1:00-3:00 pm and will include a Q&A session with ornithologist Bill Evans, who…

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December 2016

Short-eared Owl Field Trip

December 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cooperstown Region Carpool, 1 Fair Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States

On Saturday, December 10, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a late afternoon field trip to southern Montgomery County to view Short-eared owls and other grassland birds.  Participants will meet at 3:00pm at the Cooperstown Village Docks at the end of Fair Street in Cooperstown for carpooling. Dress appropriately for cold windy weather, minimal walking.  For further information contact; Bob Donnelly at rsdonn@yahoo.com or (607) 435-2054.   The program is free and open to the public.  Short-eared owl; Photo by Dave Kiehm, Deaddrift Studios Short-eared owls are one of our few…

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January 2017

Eagle Trip – Delaware County

January 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, NY 13820 United States
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Free

The annual DOAS field trip to view wintering bald eagles. This popular outing visits rivers and reservoirs in Delaware County where the birds concentrate to feed. Recent trips have turned up 20 to 30 eagles. We also generally see other raptors and a variety of waterfowl. The trip will depart the Dietz St. parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta at 8:30 AM. Participants can be picked up en route in Delhi and Walton. Carpooling is highly encouraged. We…

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April 2017

Waterfowl Trip around Lake Otsego

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 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, April 1st at the foot of Fair St. at 8AM sharp. Co-leaders will be Matt Albright, Bob Donnelly and John Davis. 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 John Davis at davi7js4@hughes.net or 607-547-9688.

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Earth Festival Bird Walk

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Earth Festival Morning Bird Walk Led by Bob Donnelly. Carpools leave Milford Central School parking lot on Saturday, April 22nd at 9AM. Earth Festival 11am-3pm – Vist the DOAS table! For full details about Earth Festival, visit http://occainfo.org .

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May 2017

I Love My Park Day – Bird Walk at Davis State Park – May 6

May 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park, 133 Davis Road
Schenevus, NY 12155 United States
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  On Saturday, May 6, 7:30am, DOAS Co-President, Becky Gretton will lead a morning bird walk in honor of I Love My Park Day.  Participants will meet at the Picnic Area Parking Lot.    

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Susquehanna Greenway Bird Walk

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway, Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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On Saturday, May 6, 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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Bird Walk at the DOAS Sanctuary

May 7, 2017 @ 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 7, 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.

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Early Morning Birdwalk at Mohican Farm

May 13, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Mohican Farm/OCCA Offices, 7207 St. Hwy. 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Presented by the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA): The early bird may get the worm, but the early birder gets the birds! Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Co-President Becky Gretton leads an early birding walk around Mohican Farm. The farm provides a mix of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, cultivated fields, and lake shore. Bring binoculars and a field guide; we’ll provide the coffee and the birds!   Register at the OCCA website, or contact OCCA Program Director, Jeff O’Handley at 607-282-4087 ; programdirector@occainfo.org.

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Canajoharie Area Bird Walk

May 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd.
Canajoharie, NY 13317 United States
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On Friday, May 19, DOAS Co-President, Becky Gretton will lead a morning bird walk at Wintergreen Park as part of the DOAS sponsored exhibit of the Audubon Photography Awards at the Arkell Museum, running May 18 through June 8.   Participants will meet at 8am at the Arkell Museum and then will carpool to Wintergreen Park.  For more information, contact DOAS at info@doas.us.  

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2017 Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake

May 24, 2017 @ 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 Director, Julia Gregory for the Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake State Park, on Wednesday, May 24. Participants will meet at the beach area at 10 AM. The walk is approximately a mile around the lake and takes about two hours. Bring water, insect repellent, binoculars if on hand, and your curiosity! For more information please contact Julia Gregory at (607) 563-2924.

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West Branch Preserve Bird Walk – May 27

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Join DOAS on Saturday, May 27 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. Image by Warren Green; All rights reserved; used with…

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December 2017

Short-eared Owl Trip 2017

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cooperstown Region Carpool, 1 Fair Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Free

On Sunday, December 10, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a late afternoon field trip to southern Montgomery County to view Short-eared owls and other grassland birds.  Participants will meet at 3:00pm at the Cooperstown Village Docks at the end of Fair Street in Cooperstown for carpooling. Dress appropriately for cold windy weather, minimal walking.  For further information contact; Bob Donnelly at rsdonn@yahoo.com or (607) 264-8156.   The program is free and open to the public.  Short-eared owl; Photo by Dave Kiehm, Deaddrift Studios Short-eared owls are one of our few…

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January 2018

2018 Eagle Trip – Delaware County

January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, NY 13820 United States
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The annual DOAS field trip to view wintering bald eagles will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018. This popular outing visits rivers and reservoirs in Delaware County where the birds concentrate to feed. Recent trips have turned up 20 to 30 eagles. We also generally see other raptors and a variety of waterfowl. The trip will depart the Dietz St. parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta at 7:30 AM. (IMPORTANT: please note time change).  Participants can be…

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March 2018

Spring Waterfowl Trip Around Otsego Lake

March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cooperstown Region Carpool, 1 Fair Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Free

The annual spring waterfowl trip around Lake Otsego and environs will leave from Cooperstown’s Lake Front Docks at the foot of Fair St. on Saturday, March 31st at 8AM sharp. Co-leaders will be Matt Albright, Bob Donnelly and John Davis. 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 John Davis at davi7js4@hughes.net or 607-547-9688.

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April 2018

DATE CHANGE – Woodcock Walk at Parslow Road

April 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Road
Oaksville, NY 13337 United States
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DATE UPDATED DUE TO HIGH WIND ADVISORY ON 4/4: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Board Director, Bob Donnelly will be leading a Woodcock Walk in conjunction with our friends at the Otsego Land Trust at the Parslow Road Conservation Area in Oaksville on Wednesday evening, April 11 at 7:15pm.  American Woodcock: Source=http://www.flickr.com/photos/7958548@N03/472551926/; Author=guizmo_68; Date=25 April 2007; CC2.0 Evening Bird Watch and Woodcock Counting Hike Wednesday April 11, 2018 7:15 PM-8:15 PM Parslow Road Conservation Area 127 Parslow Road, Town of Otsego  …

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2018 Earth Festival Bird Walk

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807 United States
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Carpool leaves Milford Central School Parking lot promptly at 9am for a birding excursion in a nearby area - determined on the morning of the walk.  All are welcome to attend.  Return from the walk in time for the start of Earth Festival! 

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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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