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:


Spring Frogs and Salamanders talk with Dr. Walter Jahn

Monday, March 27, 2023 at 5:30pm

Participants may join in person or on Zoom

In person: RCSE017, SUNY Orange, Middletown NY

Click here for the Zoom link


Birding on the Trails with Dr. Walter Jahn

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1pm

In-person event at D&H Canal Towpath Trail in Wurtsboro, NY

Cohosted by the Mamakating Library. The group will meet at the library before proceeding to the trail.

Click here to register


Nature Journal with Jim Van Gelder

Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11-1pm

In person at Wisner Library in Warwick NY

Click here to register

Spring Migrating Birds with Dr. Walter Jahn

Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5:30pm

In person at Rowley Center Rm. 017, SUNY Orange, Middletown NY

Or participants may join via Zoom. Click here for Zoom link.


Field Trip to the Mongaup River Trailhead

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9am

In-person event at Mongaup River Trailhead, near intersection of routes 97 & 31; more parking 0.1 miles away at 823 NY-97, Sparrow Bush, NY.

Fore more information:

Email to register.


Native Gardening for Pollinators with Pam Golben

Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 11-12:30pm

In person at Wisner Library, Warwick NY

Click here to register

Wildflower Walk with Sona Mason

Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2pm

In-person event at Pochuck Boardwalk

Email to register

Annual Spring Cleanup of 6 1/2 Station Sanctuary

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 2pm

In-person event at 6 1/2 Station Sanctuary

Email to register


We hope to see you soon!

Click here for recent events


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


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.