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.


Want to participate in the Christmas Bird CountClick here!

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

In this giving season, please click here to  SUPPORT OCAS.
As your local Audubon Chapter,
 we need and appreciate each donation and membership, gift membership, bequest, and your birding and your activism. Thank you!

Sat, Dec 29, 2018, Various time all day, Orange County, NY
The Christmas Bird Count
(Rain Date: Sunday, Dec 30th)

Click here to sign up  in the 2018 Christmas Bird Count
in the Southern Orange County Circle.
Click here to learn all about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Look for updates here, on our facebook and in our email updates!


Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 8:30-10:30am, BIRDING FIELD TRIP:
Hudson River Waterfront Birding
click for details

Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 6:30-7:45pm, Warwick, NY
Program: Beautiful Birding in Scotand
Click for details

Sat, Feb. 23, 2019, 4:00PM, BIRDING FIELD TRIP:
Wallkill River NWR, Liberty Marsh (Oil City Rd.)
click for details

Thurs, March 7, 2019, 6:30-7:45pm, Warwick, NY
Program: Bird Houses and More — Being a Bird Friendly Neighbor
Click for details

Join OCAS and receive email updates about the CBC and our other events.

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.