Life at Sea Level

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Join DOAS on Friday, April 20, 7:30pm at Elm Park United Methodist Church in Oneonta, NY to view a special collection of photographs and stories portraying the birds and wildlife found throughout the coastal regions of the Northeast, as expressed by Kyle Dudgeon. Refreshments will be available. The program is free and open to the public.

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Climate Change in NY

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Dr. Kevin Schultz of Hartwick College will address Climate Change in New York State, with strategies for us and our community to avoid the worst impact on our environment and society. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. Oneonta, 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be available, This program is free and open to the public.

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Big Day Bird Count 2018

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Count birds wherever you choose! For information on how to participate, contact DOAS Director, Bob Donnelly at 607-264-8156. Big Day Bird Count  – Saturday, May 5 is this year’s Big Day for DOAS – the day on which small groups enjoy trying to locate the maximum number of bird species in any amount of time they choose within […]

Reptiles and Amphibians and their Roles in our Ecosystem

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Photographer, educator and DOAS Board Member, Rod Sutton, will address the nature, history and ecological importance of Reptiles and Amphibians through his photographs taken over two decades at the DOAS Public Meeting on February 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta NY. Refreshments will be available. The program is free and open to the public.

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Designing Fruitful Forests

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

We often hear about the negative influences humans cause inside a forest. All too often the default management strategy is to do nothing & remain a mere spectator. However, doing nothing is sometimes at the expense of a more fruitful forest. Instead, you too can be an integral factor in the forest. Our ability to […]

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“On Heron Time” with Rick Bunting

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

"On Heron Time" presents observations and photographs taken this year at the Blue Heron rookery that has been monitored for several years by one of our favorite presenters, Rick Bunting.  This very special program will take place on Friday, November 17th at 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY.  The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact DOAS at info@doas.us.

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Audubon Climate Change Ambassador Training

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Ambassador Training in Central NY Saturday September 23rd Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street Oneonta, NY 13820 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Making a real difference for birds and our changing climate is so easy! Are you passionate about the health of your community’s natural resources? If so, consider learning more about becoming […]

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Coyotes of Eastern New York

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Region Four DEC Wildlife Manager Michael Clark will speak about "Coyotes of Eastern New York" at the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society's Public meeting on September 15, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

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Black Bears in NY with NYS DEC Biologist, Larry Bifaro

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Our May program is scheduled for May 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Elm Park Methodist Church, Chestnut St., Oneonta. Larry Bifaro, Wildlife Biologist for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will speak on Black Bears in New York, Natural History, Management and Interactions with People. This presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call (607) 652-2162.

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Marvels of Avian Migration

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

On Friday, April 21st, Jenny Murtaugh, Biologist with the Department of Environmental Conservation, will guide us through the many aspects of spring migration and address the questions: “Why do birds migrate?” and “Which birds migrate at night and which by day?” We will learn about migration strategies, mechanics, and techniques used to study our marvelous avian travelers. This is perfect timing for everyone preparing for spring whether through a bird count or survey, a hike or spot birding, or in the back yard! Join us at 7:30 at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta on the 21 st of April. Refreshments will be served.

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Planes, Plains and Food Chains

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Bird strikes remain a serious concern at airports, costing the aviation community $957 million in aircraft damage & delay. More importantly, bird strikes threaten human life at take-offs and landings. Donna Vogler will report on a project she and her student Kristin Dorsch Baciuska conducted at Oneonta, Rome-Griffiths and Elmira airports with FAA funding. Her talk will show the test plots of native grasses planted at these airports and report on their ability to deter birds, deer and other wildlife. The program will take place on Friday, March 17th at 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY. The program is free and open to the public.

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An Amateur Photographer in the Amazon

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Vicky Lentz, a tenured assistant professor in the Biology Department at SUNY Oneonta recently traveled to the Amazon with National Geographic for a trip of a lifetime! Join DOAS for a presentation on this amazing journey. The program will take place on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY.

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The Return of the American Chestnut

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

CC-BY-SA-3.0 On Friday, November 18, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host Dr. Allison Oakes from the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project for a presentation on the return of the American Chestnut at 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY. As a keystone species and mast-producing canopy tree, the loss of […]

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Bird Illustrations with Pat Kernan at Sept 16 Program

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Audubon to Host Pat Kernan, Staff Illustrator for NYS Museum at Sept 16 Program 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, […]

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Focus on Optics

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Barry Stevens from Wild Birds Unlimited in Johnson City will “Focus on Optics.” In our digital age, it can be difficult to experience optics in a hands-on manner. Barry will bring a variety of optics, explain how they work, compare brands and answer questions that you may have. We may have our eyes opened to some interesting products available from his bird-centered business. The program is scheduled for Friday, May 20th, at 7:30PM at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. Oneonta. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Andy Mason, 607-652-2162, AndyMason@earthling.net.

Insects: Stranger than Fiction

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

On Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. Oneonta, DOAS will host "Insects: Stranger than Fiction", a program presented by Dr. Jeffrey Heilveil, Associate Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at the State University at Oneonta. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Andy Mason, 607-652-2162, AndyMason@earthling.net.

Golden Eagle Research Program

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

Friday, March 18, 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta. DOAS Research Committee Co-Chair Tom Salo will present information on DOAS research efforts over the past 2 winters. The talk will discuss camera trapping, the actual trapping and tracking of eagles, data gathering on known roost locations, and the results of winter raptor counts DOAS has organized in Delaware County. This event is free and open to the public; Refreshments will be available.

Wells Horton, Photographer

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

On Friday, February 19, 7:30pm, Wells Horton will present photos of landscapes and wildlife from New York State, hosted by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. The program will take place at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., in Oneonta. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Rick Bunting, Photographer & Birder

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. will present noted nature photographer Rick Bunting and his 'Favorite Photos of 2015', at its public program 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15, 2016 in the Elm Park Methodist Church, Chestnut St., Oneonta. Rick Bunting's photos of birds, insects and other natural subjects have brought him a large following of fans who enjoy his daily postings online and his personal presentations. Also an accomplished and well-known musician, Rick pursues his passion for photography wherever he travels, and will share his favorite images of the past year.

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Will Pryor, Wolf Mountain Nature Center

Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY

On Friday, November 20th, 2015, Will Pryor founder, head animal curator and ecologist for The Wolf Mountain Nature Center. located in Smyrna, New York will be the guest speaker, presenting the wonderful and amazing wolves, coyotes and arctic foxes who are the residents at the nature center.

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