Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
A chapter of the National Audubon Society, covers the northern Catskill Mountain and upper Susquehanna River region of New York State.
Local Birding Events and Clubs
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - Oneonta Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 30, 2011 - Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count
February 5, 2012
The 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count will take place Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20. Please join us for the 15th annual count!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy-and it helps the birds.
Posted December 4, 2011
Kirkland Bird Club Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 17th
There is no scheduled meeting of the Kirkland Bird Club in December because of the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 17.
If you would like to participate by actually going out and counting birds on December 17 or if you would like to watch your feeders that day and then call in your results, please contact Matt Perry at 796-2233 or email-- firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a $5 participation fee for those that go ...out into the field. There is no fee for the people who watch their feeders that day and call in their results. The $5 fee goes to the National Audubon Society to cover the cost of publishing a record of all the results throughout the nation and Canada and Mexico. You will also receive your own copy of the results.
There will be a compilation meeting at 4:00PM at the Stone Presbyterian Church on Saturday December 17 for those that have been counting birds.
Birding articles and photos coming soon
Oneonta Christmas Bird Count, December 17, 2011
This is the 43rd year of participation in this national count. Everyone, novice or experienced, is welcome to join us on this fun day. Small groups in one or two cars count all the birds they see in their assigned area for whatever hours they choose. Each group has a leader who will have received appropriate materials beforehand. Alternatively, instead of joining a group you can count birds at your own feeder off and on throughout the day. If you are a new counter for either the group counts or the feeder counts please phone Bob Miller at (607) 432-5767. People who have participated before will be contacted.
Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count, December 30, 2011
This count is known for good species diversity. Habitats range from the Mohawk River and surrounding farm land to conifer forests in the Adirondack foothills. Consider helping with this fun and social event. All skill levels are welcome. There will be a pot-luck supper after the count. Contact Tom Salo, (607) 965-8232 for more information.