Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

Policies and Positions

DOAS Position on Lead Ammunition

There is abundant scientific evidence documenting the negative impacts of ingesting spent lead ammunition on doves, pigeons, loons and other waterfowl, eagles, vultures and other scavengers, as well as other

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Policy on Birding Ethics

At its April 16, 2013 meeting, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Board of Directors officially adopted the American Birding Association‘s Principles of Birding Ethics as DOAS policy. There are four main areas addressed in

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Natural Gas Drilling

DOAS Comments on the DEC’s revised draft SGEIS (January 11, 2013) DOAS Position on Gas Drilling and Hydrofracking (October 20, 2009) Our Chapter has submitted formal comments to the Delaware River Basin

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Constitution Pipeline

DOAS has been actively following this issue and participating in hearings.  Please see the following documents for details on our organization’s position. DOAS Position letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory

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Lead Poisoning in Birds

NYS DEC Summary of Lead-poisoned Birds (May 2010) (1/25/2011) See page 4 of the February 2011 issue of The Belted Kingfisher for more information about this issue. Resources on the implications of lead consumption by

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2021 Christmas Bird Counts

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Statewide Waterfowl Count on January 16

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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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