Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

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November 2017

Glimmerglass Film Days Bird Walk 2017

November 11, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Free

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Saturday, November 11, 11:30am-12:15am for a bird walk on the grounds of the Fenimore Art Museum prior to the viewing of Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry as part of the Glimmerglass Film Days.  This bird walk is free and open to the public.  Participants will meet DOAS Board Members and leaders, Becky Gretton and Charles Scheim, at the back patio of the Fenimore Art Museum in time for an 11:30am start.  The film will…

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January 2018

Regional Waterfowl Count 2018

January 14, 2018
Free

The NY State Ornithological Association’s annual statewide waterfowl count will take place this year on Sunday, January 14, 2018 (Cooperstown area on Saturday, Jan. 13) . 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…

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February 2018

2018 Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16, 2018 - February 19, 2018
Free

Full size poster at bottom of page. 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…

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March 2018

Big Day Bird Count 2018

March 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Count birds wherever you choose! For information on how to participate, contact DOAS Director, Bob Donnelly at 607-264-8156. Big Day Bird Count  – Saturday, May 5 is this year’s Big Day for DOAS – the day on which small groups enjoy trying to locate the maximum number of bird species in any amount of time they choose within that 24 hours. Everyone is welcome, novice or experienced. If you are interested and have not participated before, please contact Bob Donnelly at 607-264-8156 to…

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Advocacy Training at SUNY Oneonta

March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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FREE Climate Advocacy Training Program, 6-9pm on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center at SUNY Oneonta. All are welcome - register at https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/HaJNGu6bq0GFLKtypZxwcA2. Co-sponsored by Audubon New York, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society & SUNY Oneonta Office of Sustainability and Environmental Activism Club. Refreshments and materials will be provided.

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April 2018

2018 Earth Festival Exhibit

April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Stop by the DOAS Exhibit at Earth Festival! Learn about our non-lead ammunition initiatives, Golden Eagle Research, Summer Camp Programs, and more.  Write an action letter, and take home a bag of bird-friendly coffee.  

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May 2018

2018 Bird Festival at Mine Kill State Park

May 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mine Kill State Park, 161 Mine Kill State Park
North Blenheim, NY 12131 United States
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Free

Sunday, May 20 — Mine Kill State Park First Annual Bird Festival, North Blenheim, Schoharie Co. Featuring live birds of prey, introduction to birding by DOAS, a birding competition, and local vendors.  Free admission—for further information, visit www.facebook.com/MineKillStatePark. Visit the DOAS Exhibit for information about programs, summer camp, bird friendly coffee, non-lead ammunition, legislative action campaigns and more!

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June 2018

Birding by Ear – 2018

June 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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DOAS will once again offer a Birding By Ear (BBE) event at the scenic Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park in the Town of Westford on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM to unlock the secrets of bird ID through birdsong. We will enjoy an educational session in the Sunset Pavilion, followed by a hike, a “Bruncheon” in the pavilion and an additional hike for more species.   Event Pre-Registration is required.  Please contact Becky Gretton at 607-547-5648. THIS EVENT IS…

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July 2018

2018 Camp Session 1

July 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - July 19, 2018 @ 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 16, 17, 18, 19 – 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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2018 Camp Session 2

July 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - August 2, 2018 @ 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 30, 31, August 1, 2 – 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 2018

2018 Camp Session 3

August 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - August 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Oneonta World of Learning, 167 Youngs Road, Fortin Park
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$110.00

NEW Session 3: August 20, 21, 22, 23 – 9:30-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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September 2018

2018 Bird Seed Sale

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
VP Supply Corp, 69 Country Club Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States

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! Read the Media Release ORDER DEADLINE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27,…

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Climate Rally in Albany Sept. 8

September 8, 2018
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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I set up specifically trying to capture a Hooded Merganser with backlight. Thankfully this duck decided to dry off with the sun directly behind it as the foreground water bubbles create a sparkling effect. Captured in Clementon, New Jersey, USA. On Saturday September 8th there will be Rise for Climate demonstrations around the world (riseforclimate.org). Climate change and its effects on habitat will be a big problem for birds! We are organizing a DOAS group to go to the Albany…

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October 2018

2018 Open House at Hawkwatch – October 6

October 6, 2018 @ 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 10/6 to Feature Hawk ID Workshop and Live Raptors On Saturday, October 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host an open house at the DOAS Sanctuary on Grange Hall Spur Road, Oneonta. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Photo by George Mikhail at the DOAS Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch, 2016. Thousands of raptors of 15 species are counted each fall as…

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2018 Charter Dinner – Friday, October 12

October 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 5206 NY-23
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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$30 – $33

Photgrapher and Naturalist, Rick Bunting. Mark Your Calendars for the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society’s Annual Charter Dinner on Friday October 12, 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 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.  (Click here to view raffle items…

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Native Plant Summit at SUNY Oneonta

October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SUNY Oneonta Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center, 108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Updated October 5, 2018 Members of the public are invited to a FREE Native Plant Summit, that will take place at SUNY Oneonta, Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center (IRC)- Lecture Hall #2 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm.  The afternoon will include networking and learning opportunities about using Native Plants in your home and business landscape, why it is important to do so and other ways to be involved with stewardship efforts on a local level. The following Exhibitors…

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November 2018

2018 Bird Seed Customer Pick Ups

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
VP Supply Corp, 69 Country Club Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Bird Seed and Bird-friendly Coffee Pre-orders will be available for pick up on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 11am at VP Supply Corp. in Oneonta (Country Club Road, Oneonta). Look for the DOAS Banner along with a few of our Board Members!  

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Glimmerglass Film Days Bird Walk 2018

November 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Free

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Saturday, November 10, 11:30am-12:30 for a bird walk on the grounds of the Fenimore Art Museum prior to the viewing of High Tide in Dorchester as part of the Glimmerglass Film Days.  This bird walk is free and open to the public.  Participants will meet DOAS Board Members and leaders, Becky Gretton, Charles Scheim, and Sandy Bright at the back patio of the Fenimore Art Museum in time for an 11:30am start.  The film will be…

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December 2018

Oneonta Area Christmas Bird Count 2018

December 15, 2018
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 2018: Saturday, December 15 – Oneonta Christmas Bird…

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Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count 2018

December 29, 2018
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 2018: Saturday, December 29 – Fort Plain Christmas Bird…

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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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