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.

If you have found an injured bird:
Click Here to Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You

If you have found a baby bird:
Click Here for Advice on Whether Action is Necessary

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WELCOME TO ORANGE COUNTY AUDUBON

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

Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 am

Albert Wisner Public Library

Have you ever wondered why some birds are more colorful than others? Why is our planet green? How do living things produce and exhibit different colors? And why would a bird or any animal want to stand out anyway? Please join us for an informative program about color in nature, presented by Dr. Walter Jahn.

Click here to register

Click here for map to Albert Wisner Public Library

 

Field Trip to Croton Point Park

Sunday, February 25th at 9:00am

Croton Point Park ballfield

Field Trip to Croton Point Park- This park along the Hudson River has a variety of habitats. Eagles, other raptors, waterfowl and hardy resident songbirds possible. Red-headed Woodpeckers and Horned Larks have also been reported this winter.

Meet 9:00 AM at ballfield parking lot (on left after bridge). Croton Point has areas that are quite exposed- be prepared if it’s windy! Led by Diane Tuttle. 845-206-5414

Register at info@orangecountynyaudubon.org

Click here for a map of the Croton Point Park

 

Birding Beyond the Backyard

Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm

Moffat Library, Washingtonville

A program for those who enjoy watching birds and want to take their basic birding skills to the next level. Do sparrows confuse you? Trouble telling Downy from Hairy? This program covers bird identification along with suggestions on equipment and good local birding spots.

This program will be presented by Diane Tuttle and held at Moffat Library.
Call Moffat Library at (845) 496-5483 to register.

 

 

We hope to see you soon!

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BECOME A MEMBER

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

FIELD TRIPS

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.

OUR SANCTUARIES

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.