Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

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January 2020

Delaware County Region Christmas Bird Count – Jan. 2020

January 5, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020 - February 17, 2020
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, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

2020 Gone Birding

April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
DOAS Chapter Region NY United States
Free

Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt - IT’S MIGRATION SEASON! Begins on Friday, 4/17 and ends at 5pm on Friday, 5/8 - One entry per person - due by 5pm on 5/8. DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE CHECKLIST AND INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

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CANCELLED Earth Festival 2020 – (Optics Raffle WILL take place on 4/18 at 3pm – ONLINE)

April 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807 United States
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Free

Earth Festival 2020 has been Cancelled Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will be exhibiting at the 2020 Earth Festival Event at Milford Central School on Saturday, 4/18 from 11am-3pm.  Stop by and learn about our non-lead ammunition initiatives, our Golden Eagle protection activities, Summer Camp programs, upcoming field trips, events, 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) and DOAS Reusable Bags, Hawkwatch Hats for sale.…

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June 2020

CANCELLED – Birding by Ear – 2020

June 7, 2020 @ 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

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 7, 2020 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 2020

DOAS Bird Chats

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

(Featured Image: Golden eagle; Photo by Landa Palmer) As a follow up to our Birding for Beginners Webinar in mid-July, we are hosting chat sessions with DOAS Board Members through the summer.  If you have a bird question or observations you would like to share, please join us! You can register once for the series and attend using the same login information. Summer Bird Chat Session Dates and Times Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00-7:30 PM Thursday, August 13, 2020…

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August 2020

DOAS Bird Chats

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

(Featured Image: Eastern Meadowlark - Photo by Barb Palmer) As a follow up to our Birding for Beginners Webinar in mid-July, we are hosting chat sessions with DOAS Board Members through the summer.  If you have a bird question or observations you would like to share, please join us! You can register once for the series and attend using the same login information. Summer Bird Chat Session Dates and Times Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00-7:30 PM Thursday, August 13,…

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DOAS Bird Chats

August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 28, 2020

ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

(Featured Image: Golden Eagle  - Photo by Landa Palmer) As a follow up to our Birding for Beginners Webinar in mid-July, we are hosting chat sessions with DOAS Board Members through the summer.  If you have a bird question or observations you would like to share, please join us! At our August, 27 Bird Chat, Co-President Andy Mason and Board Director/Research Coordinator Tom Salo will give an overview of hawk migration and what to look for over the coming weeks…

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September 2020

2020 Bird Seed Sale – Sept 1 through Oct 25

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2020 @ 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 Hawkwatch.  We encourage you to stock up for the winter months ahead and thank you in advance for your support! Orders are now in progress for our November 7 Delivery Date. …

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October 2020

CANCELLED – 2020 Open House at Hawkwatch – Saturday, October 3

October 3, 2020 @ 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

CANCELLED - Audubon Hawkwatch Open House on 10/3 Eagle Image by Curt Morgan Please keep an eye out for some related online offerings that are pending - HAWK Identification Workshop; Hunting with No Lead.

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Hunters Urged To Choose Non-lead This Fall – Zoom Panel Discussion

October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

It has been known for many years that lead has detrimental impacts to human health and the environment. To lessen these impacts, lead has been removed from plumbing, paints, gasoline, fishing sinkers, waterfowl shot and other products.  However,  ammunition for hunting remains a significant source of lead in our environment.  Please join the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. for a special Zoom panel discussion on ammunition alternatives.  This discussion  will explain how hunters can…

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2020 Charter Celebration

October 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free – $25

DOAS 53rd Anniversary Celebration - October 16, 2020 Mark Your Calendars for the 53rd Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, taking place on Friday, October 16, 2020 starting at 6:30pm. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will not be possible to host our usual Charter Dinner in person this year. Instead, the celebration will take place completely online. The familiar Bucket Raffle is currently underway and has gone virtual. It features many fine items generously donated…

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November 2020

Bird Seed Sale Pickup

November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
VP Supply Corp, 69 Country Club Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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PRODUCT PICK UP - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 9AM-11AMat VP Supply Corp, 69 Country Club Road, Oneonta, NY. NOTE: Please ensure that you pick up your order on the pickup day, Saturday, November 7, 9am-11am at VP Supply Corp, Oneonta. Our storage space is limited, but in an emergency, we will try to hold your order. Call Andy Mason at 607-267-8491 with any problems and/or questions on the day of pickup. PLEASE JOIN US ONLINE FOR 53rd CHARTER CELEBRATION (in lieu…

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Climate Action – The dire need for net zero and what you can do.

November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States Free Do you want to take action for birds and people affected by our changing climate, but you're not sure where to start? This session features a webinar recording with guest presenter Dr. Chandu Visweswariah, CEO of Utopus Insights and founding Board member of CURE100, a community-based not for profit aimed at achieving net zero greenhouse gases in our communities by 2040. In the words of Dr. Visweswariah, “the…

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Trees for Tributaries

November 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States Free Streams are at their best when the riparian area, or land area next to the stream, is forested. This program provides landowners and municipalities with native trees and shrubs at no cost to reforest these streamside areas. The Trees for Tributaries Program is a great way to take action to reduce atmospheric carbon while providing needed steps to improve our riparian buffer zones in our local communities. Please join…

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December 2020

Climate Action – The dire need for net zero and what you can do.

December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States Free   Do you want to take action for birds and people affected by our changing climate, but you're not sure where to start? This session features a webinar recording with guest presenter Dr. Chandu Visweswariah, CEO of Utopus Insights and founding Board member of CURE100, a community-based not for profit aimed at achieving net zero greenhouse gases in our communities by 2040. In the words of Dr.…

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May 2021

DOAS Big Day Bird Count 2021

Saturday, May 15 is this year’s Big Day for DOAS. The Big Day is a group effort in which birders, working alone, in pairs, or in small groups, can maintain social distance and adopt infection-avoidance procedures while enjoying the outdoors. We will try to locate as many bird species as we can in a single fun day on Saturday May 15. Birders can spend any amount of time they choose within that 24 hours, and report on their efforts to the Big Day coordinator, Charlie…

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Electric Vehicle Car Show

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Damaschke Field Parking Lot, Neahwa Park, 15 James Georgeson Ave
Oneonta, New York 13820 United States
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Free

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Free Damaschke Field Parking Lot, Neahwa Park Oneonta, NY United States Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society presents the 2021 Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show!  This event will take place on Saturday, May 22 from 10am to 2pm at the Oneonta Outlaws’ Damaschke Field in Neahwa Park, Oneonta, NY. Free and open to the public, the EV Car Show will highlight local Electric Vehicle owners as an opportunity to inform potential buyers on what electric vehicle options exist…

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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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