Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

Webinars

Costa Rica’s Biodiversity – Nov. 20, 2020 Webinar

This is a recording of a webinar presented on November 20, 2020 by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Costa Rica’s Biodiversity – What Can You Really Expect To See? with presenter Dr. Peter Fauth. 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

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Trees for Tributaries – Nov. 16, 2020 (RECORDING)

This webinar was presented on November 16, 2020 as part of the DOAS Climate Action Leadership Project. 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 us as we host Taylor Held of the Upper Susquehanna Coalition who will overview how

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Conservation Through the Lives of Common Loons

A webinar presented on October 16, 2020 by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as part of our 53rd Anniversary Celebration of our Audubon Charter. This presentation provides an overview of loon natural history and behavior, threats affecting loon populations, and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. Dr. Nina Schoch will share her passion for Loon conservation, virtually. The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring passion for the conservation of Common Loons. With the loon as our centerpiece, the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation encompasses scientific research,

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Non-Lead Ammunition Zoom Panel Discussion – October 7, 2020 (RECORDING)

This program overviews impacts on human health, impacts on wildlife, comparisons of lead and non-lead bullet fragmentation and technical performance of non-lead ammunition. This discussion is not about regulations or bans or controls, but about the choices that hunters can voluntarily make to lessen the impacts of lead in our environment. Please feel free to share any of the following links or resources to help get the word out to others in the hunting community: A recording of this presentation: Non-Lead Ammunition Zoom Panel Discussion – October 7, 2020:  https://doas.us/non-lead-ammunition-zoom-panel-discussion-october-7-2020/ The DOAS Video: Information page with Video (at bottom): https://doas.us/preventing-lead-poisoning-in-eagles/

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DOAS Bird Chat – August 27, 2020 – Video

This bird chat presentation focuses on what to expect for Hawk Migration this fall and is hosted by DOAS Co-President, Andy Mason and DOAS Research Coordinator and Board Director, Tom Salo. Information about other upcoming programs can be found at the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Website at www.doas.us. Featured Image: Golden Eagle; Photo by Landa Palmer

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DOAS Bird Chat – August 13, 2020 – Video

As a follow up to our Birding for Beginners Webinar in mid-July (2020), 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! Our hosts for this evening are DOAS Co-Presidents, Andy Mason and Becky Gretton. Attend the Next Chat You can register once for the series and attend using the same login information. Upcoming Summer Bird Chat Session Dates and Times Thursday, August 27, 2020 – 7:00-7:30 PM PRE-Registration Required (You may register once fore series)

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Beginning Bird Photography – Session 3 – Lighting and Composition

Our third session with DOAS Board Member and Photographer, Rod Sutton, focuses on helpful tips about how to use lighting and composition to create great photos that emphasize the story you are looking to tell. It’s a bit longer than our typical 30 minutes, but we hope you will find it helpful! Learn more about upcoming events and additional sessions at www.doas.us.

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DOAS Bird Chat – July 30, 2020 – Video and Links

As a follow up to our Birding for Beginners Webinar in mid-July (2020), we are hosting chat sessions with DOAS Board Members and guests through the summer. If you have a bird question or observations you would like to share, please join us! For this session join DOAS Treasurer, Charlie Scheim and Oneonta Region Christmas Bird Count Coordinator, Sandy Bright. LINKS from Chat Session Cornell Lab of Ornithology – All About Birds Website The Birder’s Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds (Amazon Link) Attend the Next Chat You can register once for the series

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Web Chat – Beginning Bird Photography – Session 2 – Your Camera’s Settings

Our second session focuses on your camera’s settings – what they are and how to use them: shutter speeds, aperture and more!  Bring your questions and “Ask Rod”! Photography Chat – Exposure Basics (Support Document) Share Your Photos (For Questions and Discussion – not for Critique) – Please note in description or title that this your image is “For Chat Session with Rod”. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NEXT SESSION 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

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Birding for Beginners – Webinar

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 is presented by Andy Mason and Charlie Scheim, Co-President and Treasurer of DOAS respectively and includes things like choosing binoculars, field guides, birding apps and other identification aids along with how to find good locations, connecting with other birders and organizations and possibilities for more advanced birding. Printable Resources Birding HintsObserving Birds for IdentificationBird Families of the Northern CatskillsBirding Hot Spots Online Bird Chat Sessions with DOAS Board The presentation overviews common bird

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Web Chat – Beginning Bird Photography – Session 1 – Your Camera & Equipment

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.  To learn about all upcoming DOAS programs and events, sign up for DOAS emails. For additional information, please view:What Type of Camera Should I get for Bird Photography

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Birds from Near and Far – Gail DuBois – May 15, 2020 Webinar

Delaware Otsego Audubon Society presents “Birds from Near and Far” with Gail and Nelson DuBois. We spend the evening traveling with Gail and Nelson to favorite locations, as they share photos and stories with all. Enjoy the journey in the comfort of your home! Gail and Nelson DuBois are well-known local photographers who have received recognition in birding publications, with Gail receiving awards for her photos that capture songbirds, Eastern Bluebirds in particular, in their natural habitat. Recorded May 15, 2020.

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Slogs through Bogs

We are sorry to report that this webinar did not properly record. We are still learning, but promise to do better next time!

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The Joys of Atlasting with Julie Hart – March 20, 2020 Webinar

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2024 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state. Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as we present Julie Hart, Project Coordinator for the NY Breeding Bird Atlas. Learn about the history of the Breeding Bird Atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved. Find out how the third atlas will differ from previous atlases, including how we will be using eBird for data entry.

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