Orange County Audubon Society

Welcome to the Website of New York’s Orange County Audubon Society 

Advancing the public’s awareness of conservation for
the benefit of Birds and all wildlife.


We are a Member Chapter of the National Audubon Society.
Our primary focus is birds and bird habitat, and our chapter works
to foster appreciation for and conservation of all aspects of the environment.

We steward 5 sanctuaries of bird and wildlife refuge in Orange County, NY.
You can call us by our acronym: OCAS.

About OCASJoin UsOur Sanctuaries 

                               UPCOMING EVENTS:

Colors in Nature with Dr. Walter Jahn

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:30pm

Online event, hosted by Moffat Library in Washingtonville

Register for Zoom link:

Winter Wildlife with Dr. Walter Jahn

Monday, February 13, 2023, 5:30pm

Join biologist Dr. Walter Jahn as he discusses which wildlife are active in Orange County in the winter.

Participants are welcome to join in person in the Rowley Center room 110 on the SUNY Orange Middletown campus or via Zoom:


Hike on the Liberty Loop trail with Dr. Walter Jahn

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 3:00pm

Join biologist Dr. Walter Jahn for a 2.8 mile hike around Liberty Loop trail at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. We hope to see the owls emerge around dusk!

Participants will meet at the Liberty Loop parking lot on Oil City Road.

Please RSVP to


Winter Bird ID with Jim Van Gelder

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 1pm

Online event hosted by Moffat Library in Washingtonville

Register for Zoom link:


We hope to see you soon!

For a FULL LIST OF EVENTS click here


Click below to Join or Renew your Orange County Audubon Society membership today. 
Join OCAS and receive email updates (scroll down for email sign up) about these and our other events.

Thank you for your continued support of OCAS, your local Audubon Chapter. We appreciate each donation and membership, as well as your love of birds and bird habitat.

Northern Flicker
Red-Bellied Woodpecker on a tree stump in Warwick New York


Our field trips (not hikes), although designed primarily for bird watching, are intended to create interest in flora, fauna, and all natural beauty in Orange County and vicinity. The public is always welcome.

Click here for our Field Trips.


OCAS maintains 5 wildlife refuges, totaling some 300 acres, in Goshen, Warwick, and Montgomery.  Many of these sanctuaries are open to the public during daylight hours for bird watching and the quiet study of nature, including photography and painting.

Click here for more about OCAS sanctuaries in Orange County.