Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

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May 2020

CANCELLED – 2020 Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, NY 13796 United States
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Free
Wildflower Walk

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Member and expert Botanist, Connie Tedesco for the Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake State Park, on Wednesday, May 20.  Participants will meet at the beach area at 10 AM.  The walk is approximately two hours in the Park. Bring water, insect repellent, binoculars if on hand, and your curiosity! This is a FREE program, but registration required  (FORM BELOW) for pre-trip communications.  For more information please contact Connie Tedesco at ctedesco1026@gmail.com. Jean Miller (pictured above - October 2005)…

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CANCELLED – West Branch Preserve Bird Walk – May 23

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Join DOAS on Saturday, May 23 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.  

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June 2020

CANCELLED – Birding by Ear – 2020

June 7 @ 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

Beginning Bird Photography Chat – Part 1: Your Camera and Accessories

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

Pictured above: Barred Owl; Photo by Rod Sutton. Are you a bird enthusiast who wants to delve into bird photography?  If this describes you and you are not sure where to begin, this series of 'chats' might be the perfect solution for you!  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) Board Member and Local Photographer, Rod Sutton for a series of short, informal 'chat'-style sessions for guidance, advice and tips for budding bird photographers.  This series of programs is scheduled to begin…

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Birding for Beginners

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free
tree swallow - Photo by Rick Bunting

Pictured above: Tree swallow; Photo by Rick Bunting. Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) and SUNY Oneonta's A.J. Read Science Discovery Center for a special workshop introducing the basics of birding as a pastime. The program, presented by Andy Mason and Charlie Scheim, Co-President and Treasurer of DOAS respectively, will take place online at 7pm on Thursday, July 16 and will include things like choosing binoculars, field guides, birding apps and other identification aids along with how to find good locations,…

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Beginning Bird Photography Chat – Part 2: Your Camera’s Settings

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

Pictured above: Scarlet Tanager - photo by Linda Steele - Audubon Photography Awards 2012 Are you a bird enthusiast who wants to delve into bird photography?  If this describes you and you are not sure where to begin, this series of 'chats' might be the perfect solution for you!  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) Board Member and Local Photographer, Rod Sutton for a series of short, informal 'chat'-style sessions for guidance, advice and tips for budding bird photographers.  This series…

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DOAS Bird Chats

July 30 @ 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

Beginning Bird Photography Chat – Part 3: Photography in the Field

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States
Free

Pictured above: Baltimore Oriole, Photo by Rod Sutton. Are you a bird enthusiast who wants to delve into bird photography?  If this describes you and you are not sure where to begin, this series of 'chats' might be the perfect solution for you!  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) Board Member and Local Photographer, Rod Sutton for a series of short, informal 'chat'-style sessions for guidance, advice and tips for budding bird photographers.  This series of programs began on Wednesday, July…

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DOAS Bird Chats

August 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 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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CANCELLED – Conservation Through Education with Garrett Camasi

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT Oneonta, NY United States + Google Map
Free

Join wildlife enthusiast Garrett Camasi to hear about "Conservation through Education" on Friday, September 18, 7:30pm through Delaware Otsego Audubon Society's virtual public program. Garrett has been active in very many ways with wildlife conservation and will share his philosophy and photographs. Please join us!

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Fall Migration and Ways to Help Birds on their Journey – Webinar

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Join DOAS online from the comfort of your home on Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm as we host Ken Elkins, Community Conservation Manager at Audubon CT and Audubon NY for a special program about Fall migration and ways for people to help birds on their journey! This program is free and open to the public. Fall migration is a challenging time for birds. Find out what birds are stopping in your yard or local park during migration. Learn how to…

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October 2020

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

October 3 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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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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