Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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January 2019

Delaware County Region Christmas Bird Count – Jan. 2019

January 5, 2019
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts. DELAWARE COUNTY 2019: Saturday, January 5 - Delaware County Region Christmas…

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Statewide Waterfowl Count Scheduled for Jan 20

January 20, 2019
Free

The NY State Ornithological Association’s annual statewide waterfowl count is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.  DOAS covers Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River above Unadilla, the Unadilla River, and Cannonsville Reservoir and the W. Branch of the Delaware River. This effort involves surveying waterways where they can be seen, and identifying and counting ducks and geese.  The totals are used by the Department of Environmental Conservation in managing these species over the upcoming year. Anyone interested in helping with…

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February 2019

2019 Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2019 - February 18, 2019
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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April 2019

Earth Festival 2019 – DOAS Exhibit

April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will be exhibiting at the 2019 Earth Festival Event at Milford Central School on Saturday, 4/13 from 11am-3pm.  Stop by and learn about our non-lead ammunition initiatives, our Golden Eagle protection activities, Summer Camp programs, field trips, native plants and more! We will have bird-friendly coffee brewed and available by the cup (as well as a full supply of ground and whole bean). Stop by our exhibit area and say hello!    

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May 2019

Big Day Bird Count 2019

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 18 is this year’s Big Day for DOAS.  The Big Day is a group effort to locate as many bird species as we can in a single fun day. Birders, working in groups of whatever size they desire and spending any amount of time they choose within that 24 hours, will attempt to identify as many species as possible and report on their efforts to the Big Day coordinator, Charlie Scheim. Everyone is welcome, novice or experienced. If you…

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June 2019

Birding by Ear – 2019

June 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park, 133 Davis Road
Schenevus, NY 12155 United States
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$15 – $25
Birding by Ear 2018

DOAS will once again offer a Birding By Ear-with brunch! event at the scenic Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park in the Town of Westford on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM till Noon to unlock the secrets of bird ID through birdsong.   We will enjoy a hike to listen for bird song and observe breeding behavior, followed by an educational session in the Sunset Pavilion, a delicious “Bruncheon” in the pavilion and an additional hike for those who…

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July 2019

2019 Camp Session 1

July 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - July 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$140.00

 Session 1: July 15, 16, 17, 18 – 9:30am-3pm at DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain, Oneonta  (for children entering grades 3 and 4) Click Here for Complete Details Click Here to Register Online

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2019 Camp Session 2

July 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - August 1, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$140.00

Session 2: July 29, 30, 31, August 1 – 9:30-3pm at DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain, Oneonta (for children entering grades 5 and 6): Click Here for Complete Details Click Here to Register Online

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August 2019

2019 Camp Session 3

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Oneonta World of Learning, 167 Youngs Road, Fortin Park
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$110.00

Session 3: August 19, 20, 21, 22 – 9:00 am to noon at Oneonta World of Learning, Fortin Park (for children entering grades 1 and 2): Click Here for Complete Details Click Here to Register Online  

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How Reptiles and Amphibians Make their Living

August 23, 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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Free

Join photographer, educator and DOAS Board Member, Rod Sutton for a special family-friendly program at the DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain on Friday, August 23 from 4:00 to 5:30pm.  The program will focus on herpetology - the study of reptiles and amphibians - and will explore how some reptiles and amphibians make their living and survive in the wild. The program will look at some live exotic species and then will explore some local habitat to search for and identify…

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2019 Bird Seed Sale – Sept 1 through Nov 2

August 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The DOAS Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser is your opportunity to buy quality bird seed and help support DOAS programs at the same time! Proceeds from this sale support speaker fees for member meetings, field trips, programs and special events throughout the year, summer camp programs and the Franklin Mountain Hawk Watch.  We encourage you to stock up for the winter months ahead and thank you in advance for your support! ORDER DEADLINE – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 5PM PRODUCT PICK UP…

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October 2019

2019 Open House at Hawkwatch – Saturday, October 5

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Audubon Open House on 10/5 to Feature Hawk ID Workshop, Live Raptors and Special Art Workshop for Children On Saturday, October 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host an open house at the DOAS Sanctuary and Hawkwatch on Grange Hall Spur Road, Oneonta. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Thousands of raptors of 15 species are counted each fall as they concentrate along the…

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Bird Mask Workshop

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Come design, make and decorate your very own bird mask at the DOAS Open House on Oct. 5.  Artist and tutor, Caroline Fay will demonstrate simple tips and techniques to make truly unique masks using paper, felt, paint, feathers and other festive materials. Those who attend this workshop can choose to display their creation at Caroline Fay’s ‘Hollow Bones’ art show in Walton, November 2-29 at the historic Walton Theatre --an exhibition of art dedicated to raising awareness of threatened…

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2019 Charter Dinner

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 5206 NY-23
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$35

Mark Your Calendars for the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society’s Annual Charter Dinner on Friday October 18, 2018 at the Quality Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn) on State Highway 23 in Oneonta. The evening begins at 5:30 with a social hour, Buffet at 6:15 (featuring Roasted Salmon, Eggplant Parmesan  and NY Sirloin), and the program at 7:30. A cash bar will be available. There will be door prizes and some fine raffle items. Our featured presenter will be well known local photographer,…

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December 2019

Oneonta Area Christmas Bird Count 2019

December 14, 2019
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts.   OTSEGO COUNTY 2019: Saturday, December 14 – Oneonta Christmas Bird…

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Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count 2019

December 28, 2019
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts. MONTGOMERY COUNTY 2019: Saturday, December 28 – Fort Plain Christmas Bird…

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January 2020

Delaware County Region Christmas Bird Count – Jan. 2020

January 5
Free

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas). *As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts. DELAWARE COUNTY 2020: Sunday, January 5 (DATE CONFIRMED) - Delaware County…

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Statewide Waterfowl Count Scheduled for Jan 19

January 19
Free

The NY State Ornithological Association’s annual statewide waterfowl count is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.  DOAS covers Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River above Unadilla, the Unadilla River, and Cannonsville Reservoir and the W. Branch of the Delaware River. This effort involves surveying waterways where they can be seen, and identifying and counting ducks and geese.  The totals are used by the Department of Environmental Conservation in managing these species over the upcoming year. Anyone interested in helping with…

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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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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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Free

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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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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