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


Fri, Oct 25, 2019, 7:15PM
Film Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh
SUNY Orange, Harriman Hall Film Theater
Middletown, NY
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Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 8:30am
Special Event: Audubon Climate Change Boot Camp
White Plains, NY

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Tue, Nov 5, 2019, 6:00PM
Tales of a Wildlife Rehabilitator, Middletown NY
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Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 8:00am, BIRDING FIELD TRIP
Hamptonburgh Preserve, Campbell Hall NY
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Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:30PM
Winter Bird Identification, Goshen NY
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Sat, Dec 28, 2019, ALL DAY (rain date Dec 29)
Southern Orange County Christmas Bird Count
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Join OCAS and receive email updates 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.  (Please click here to go directly to our Donate page.)

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


Membership in the National Audubon Society is $20 for the first year. Your dollars will help support both the National and Orange County Audubon Societies.  Members are entitled to a full year subscription to Audubon magazine, our newsletters and field trip list.


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.