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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

September Reminders – 2016

September News Update


IMG_6485In this issue:

  • September 16 Program with Pat Kernan, NYSM
  • Annual Bird Seed Pre-Order Sale (now through October)
  • September Kingfisher Online

Coming up in October:

  • Open House on October 1
  • Field Trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – October 16
  • 2016 Charter Dinner on Oct. 21 with Warren Greene

Image: Red-headed woodpecker, Deposit, NY – May 2016, Photo by Stan Salthe


September 16 Program with Pat Kernan, NYSM



Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host Pat Kernan, Staff Illustrator for Research and Collections at the New York State Museum, for a special bird-focused program on Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY.

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Annual Bird Seed Pre-Order Sale (now through October)



The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will be accepting bird seed pre-orders over the next two months to raise funds required to support programming throughout the region in 2017.  Orders are placed by mail-in form or by online store purchase at and then picked up by customers on Saturday, November 5 at the Walmart Parking Lot in Oneonta, NY.


September Kingfisher Online





Coming up in October:

Audubon Open House on 10/1 to Feature Hawk ID Workshop and Live Raptors



Eastern Screech Owl – gray phase. Photo CC0.

On Saturday, October 1 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.

Thousands of raptors of 15 species are counted each fall as they concentrate along the ridges overlooking Oneonta during their migration south for the winter months. The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has operated the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch to survey hawks and eagles migrating past their wildlife sanctuary in the Town of Davenport for over 25 years.



Join Audubon on a trip to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on 10/16



Photo: A Great Blue Heron in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge,
Finger Lakes, New York State, USA
by Bear Golden Retriever is licensed under CC BY 2.0

On Sunday, October 16, 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 wintering habitats. Those interested in carpooling will meet at the Dietz Street Parking lot (across from the Oneonta YMCA) at 7:30am. This is an all day trip with an expected return to Oneonta around 5pm. Participants should plan on packing a bagged lunch and snacks, water, etc. For additional details, contact Eleanor Moriarty at 607-435-2054 or at



Audubon kicks off 50th Year on Oct. 21 at Charter Dinner

A Special Evening with Photographer Warren Greene



PHOTO: Blackburnian Warbler, Image by Warren Greene, Used with permission.

2016/17 marks the 50th year of operations for Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. The organization is set to kick off this special time at the Annual DOAS Charter Dinner, to be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. A social hour will begin at 5:30pm with dinner scheduled for 6:30pm and the evening’s special program featuring photographer, Warren Greene at 7:30pm. The cost for the full evening is $28 per person with no charge for those wishing to attend only the program portion of the event. A cash bar will be available.

Our guest keynote speaker for the evening will be Warren Greene, of Gloversville, New York. Mr. Greene will present bird and nature photographs with a mainly Adirondack theme.




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 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

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