Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

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October 2020

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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Costa Rica’s Biodiversity

November 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What Can You Really Expect To See?   Costa Rica is known for its ecotourism. With about 26% of its land area set aside as national parks, wildlife reserves, and other protected lands, Costa Rica hosts more than 500,000 plant and animal species (including approximately 900 bird species, about the same number as in all of the contiguous U.S.). Nearly 1.3 million U.S. tourists traveled to Costa Rica in 2019, most hoping to observe some of its amazing biodiversity. But…

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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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Carbon Tracker Training – POSTPONED

December 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map

Join us for an online walk through session of setting up your Carbon Tracker information on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30pm.

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January 2021

Climate Action Panel Discussion

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

January 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pmFreeONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENTOneonta, NY United States Please join us for this special panel discussion from local and regional experts about actions that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions and begin planning for your step down program. Questions from our prior Climate Action presentations in November/December will be answered here by our panelists. A snapshot view of what you can do to address electricity, home or business heating, transportation, goods and services and more. Register today at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KOZH1zqhS1q1F5f9l8M0yw Please…

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Florida Reflections

January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

January 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmFreeONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENTOneonta, NY United States Everyone's Favorite Naturalist and Photographer Rick Bunting will present a program, "Florida Reflections", that he originally put together for the San-Cap Audubon group in Florida. It is a look at photos of some of his favorite birds found in the Ft. Meyers/Sanibel area where he has visited for many years. Quoting Rick, "It is the kind of program that will hopefully be a mid-winter, Covid-19 pandemic spirit-lifter, at least for me!!" Please…

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February 2021

Birding for Bald Eagles as Part of Ice Harvest Festival

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free
Bald Eagle Cannonsville - Photo by Rod Sutton

February 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm FREE - Online - Virtual Event   Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) joins Hanford Mills Museum's Ice Harvest Festival in a special presentation on Tuesday, February 2, 7pm on ZOOM to highlight our region's Bald Eagle population. DOAS Co-President, Andy Mason will discuss the history of eagle conservation in New York State. He will be joined by DOAS Director and Research Coordinator, Tom Salo, who will overview eagle identification with an emphasis on the differences between bald…

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Solid Waste, Recycling & Composting – How Our Counties are Working to Reduce Carbon

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

February 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm As a follow up from our January 5 Panel discussion program, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is scheduling a series of programs to dig deeper into some of our Climate Action topics. This program will look at the work being done by the Otsego County Planning & Solid Waste Department and Delaware County Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department.We all know that recycling is important, but do we know exactly why? What happens to…

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In Search of the Great Gray Owl – Kyle Dudgeon

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free
Great gray owlets-Photo by Kyle Dudgeon;

February 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Online Virtual Event   Of all the birds and wildlife that call the forests and mountains of Montana home, one species in particular leaves an impression on its observer unlike anything else. This species is the Great Gray Owl. After months of searching unsuccessfully for a breeding territory where one had to have existed, nature photographer and writer Kyle Dudgeon finally made his dream come true. He spent several weeks studying, photographing and advocating for…

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Environmental Action at Home – Climate R/Evolution

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for a special online program on Wednesday, February 24, 6:30pm about Environmental Action at Home. Presenter, Dr. Kevin Schultz, will share the basic science behind global climate change and will provide an outline of what is known very well and what is less known, so that people can get a better handle on what they hear in the media and from others. But more importantly he will talk about the importance of…

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March 2021

The Ins and Outs of Electic Vehicles – an Owner’s Perspective

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Online Virtual Event   In 2020, due to the coronavirus and the resulting work-from-home and restrictions on travel, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell more than 10 percent - reaching their lowest levels in 30 years, according to a January 12, 2021 article in the NY Times by Brad Plumer. (Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020 https://nyti.ms/38CBbop).  Much of the reduction was due to the drop in automobile use. …

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Green Heating & Cooling for Homes and Businesses

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

Homeowner and Business Options for Reducing Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm If you are a home or business owner in our region, you are likely thinking about ways to save money on your home heating and cooling energy costs. You can do this and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the same time! As a follow up from our January 5, Climate Action Panel Discussion Program, Delaware-Ostego Audubon Society is scheduling a series of programs to dig…

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Highlights from Down Under

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

March 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmFreeONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENTOneonta, NY United States Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for a virtual photo tour of Tazmania and New Zealand presented by local retired veterinarian, Dr. Pam Lea.  Dr. Lea visited Australia in 2019 and she will share her photographic travelogue of some of the highlights from that trip to "Down Under".  This is a FREE program.  Pre-Registration is required. Register for this program athttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZxkYyKmrTlmAYrtGPfvtNg Tasman Coast; Photo by Dr. Pam Lea. Echidna Kangaroo Geothermal pool About the…

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April 2021

Birds and Beans: Simple ways to save migratory birds

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

April 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm FreeONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENTOneonta, NY United States Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, April 16 for very special program with Scott Weidensaul.  Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things we can do to save them.…

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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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PhotoShare from Members & Friends

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

May 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Free ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States Join the DOAS Board on Friday, May 21, 7:30pm on Zoom as we present shared favorite photos from our members and friends! We have some wonderful and talented photographers in our audience (both amateur and professional), as well as avid birdwatchers. This evening we will feature some of YOUR favorite photos! This is not a contest – all are welcome to contribute! Register in advance for this special…

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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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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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