Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

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August 2019

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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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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September 2019

What Made Me an Odonate Enthusiast?

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm for A Brief Natural History of Dragonflies and Damselflies with Dr. Peter Fauth at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY.  The program is FREE and open to the public and refreshments will be available. If you visited a pond, marsh or lake this summer, you may have seen a dizzying display of dragonflies and damselflies. During this presentation by Dr. Peter Fauth of Hartwick College,…

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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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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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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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Collected Stories From 2019 – with Rick Bunting

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 5206 NY-23
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Following the annual Charter Dinner, our featured presenter will be well-known local photographer, Rick Bunting. His photos of birds, butterflies, foxes, frogs and other natural subjects will appear as “Collected Stories of 2019.” Since his retirement from SUNY Potsdam and the Crane School of Music, Rick pursues his passion for photography full time. Also an accomplished and well-known musician, Rick photographs wherever he travels. This portion of the Charter Dinner evening is FREE and open to the public. Join us…

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Fall Migration 2019

October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, NY 13820 United States
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Join Audubon on a trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on 10/20 On Sunday, October 20, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host a birding field trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge led by Environmental Educator, Chris DeCecare, to view migratory waterfowl and shorebirds on their annual journey to their wintering grounds. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of birds that stop there during the spring and fall migrations.  Fall months…

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November 2019

Structure and Function in Forested Ecosystems

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm for a pictorial tour of forested ecosystems to see what is in them and how they work.  We will consider spatial scales from individual plants to landscapes. The program will take place at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY.  The program is FREE and open to the public and refreshments will be available. Dr. Tessier, SUNY Delhi, Biology Presenter, Dr. Jack Tessier, SUNY Delhi, Biology,…

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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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Bald Eagles Trip – January 11, 2020 – DOAS MEMBER EVENT

January 11 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, NY 13820 United States
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This year's field trip to view wintering Bald Eagles around the Delaware County rivers and reservoirs is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020.  Eagles concentrate around open water in the region to feed, and recent trips have turned up 20+ birds, including 30 last year.  Other raptors and waterfowl are usually sighted also.  We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch for interested participants. The trip will leave the Dietz St. parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta…

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An Australian Adventure: From Reef to Rainforest -Jan 17, 2020

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Image: Loggerhead Turtle; Photo by Kathryn Davino. Australia…home of myriad marsupials, bizarre birds like the Cassowary, and bordered by the largest barrier reef on our planet. During this presentation, you will travel “down under” with Kathryn Davino as she shares photos and videos of land and sea creatures she encountered in this fascinating and magical country. Kathryn and her husband Al spent 3 weeks traveling about the east coast of Australia during January and February of 2018. Her talk will…

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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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HeatSmart Otsego – Feb 21, 2020

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Bennett Sandler of Heat Smart Otsego will educate home and business owners about renewable, clean heating and cooling technologies such as heat pumps and modern wood burning technologies on Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta, NY. The program is free and refreshments will be available.

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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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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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March 2020

UPDATED TO ONLINE LIVE PRESENTATION – The Joys of Atlasing

March 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT NY United States
Free

UPDATE FROM DOAS: Due to our region's attempts to minimize the risk of spreading the COV-19 virus, we are cancelling our meeting in Oneonta on 3/20.  Our program will be held as a VIRTUAL EVENT that our audience can view and participate in from their home computers, tablets, etc.    INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE ARE PROVIDED BELOW.   It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third…

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CANCELLED -Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Spring Migration 2020

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oneonta Area Carpool Location, Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY, NY 13820 United States
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This event has been cancelled. Join Audubon on a trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on 3/28/20 On Saturday, March 28, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a birding field trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge to view migratory waterfowl and shorebirds on their annual journey to their breeding grounds.  Our trip will involve traveling by car to different hot-spots on the refuge and also other parts of the wetlands complex.  The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is a globally significant Important 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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