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
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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.
Pop-Up Field Trip at Knapp’s View
Friday, June 9th at 4pm
Join OCAS Board Member Diane Tuttle for a field trip to Knapp’s View in Chester, NY. We hope to see the bobolinks!
Click here for map of Knapp’s View
Email email@example.com to register
Fungi & Their Diverse Interactions with Other Living Things
Monday, June 12th, 2023 at 5:30pm
Dr. Walter Jahn will describe how fungi interact with other living things (from plant roots to gut microbes to worm hunting lassos and more). The event can be attended in person at the Middletown Campus of Orange County Community College in the Rowley Center room 017 or on zoom.
Click here for map of the Rowley Center
Aquatic Invertebrates – Cohosted with the Mamakating Environmental Education Center
Thursday, June 15th, 2023 at 6:30pm
After a brief introduction of aquatic invertebrates including microscopes which at the Mamakating Environmental Education Center (762 S Rd, Wurtsboro, NY ) at 6:30 PM 6/15, attendees can regroup along the Basha Kill on Haven Road to collect their own samples.
Click here for map of the Mamakating Environmental Education Center
Birding for Kids – Cohosted by the Mamakating Library
Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 11:00am
Join Dr. Walter Jahn, board member of the Orange County Audubon Society, as he introduces basic bird identification for children. As part of this event, the Orange County Audubon Society will be donating a Birding Backpack for use by the children of the Mamakating Library.
Please call the Mamakating Library at 845-888-8004 to register.
Click here for map of the Mamakating Library
NYS Bird Breeding Atlas III
Sunday, July 16th at 8am
Birding for Kids – Cohosted by the Montgomery Free Library
Saturday, August 5th, 2023 at 10:30am
Join Diane Tuttle, board member of the Orange County Audubon Society, as she introduces basic bird identification for children. As part of this event, the Orange County Audubon Society will be donating a Birding Backpack for use by the children of the Montgomery Free Library.
Please call the Montgomery Free Library at 845-457-5616 to register.
Click here for map of the Montgomery Free Library
We hope to see you soon!
BECOME A MEMBER
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.
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.
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.