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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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:


Winter Bird ID at the Newburgh Free Library

Saturday, December 2nd at 1pm

Come learn about the birds local to our area in the winter months. Presented by James Van Gelder of the Orange County Audubon Society.
Call the Newburgh Free Library to register at (845) 563-3600.
Feel free to email for more information.

Click here for a map of the Newburgh Free Library



Winter Wildlife at SUNY Orange

Monday, December 4th at 5:30pm

What wildlife can you see in winter? Where are the others? A survey of how mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants are spending their winter.
Participants may join in person at the SUNY Orange Rowley Center Room 010 or via Zoom at the following link:
Feel free to email for more information.

124th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 30th

Since 1900 the Audubon Society has annually conducted its Christmas Bird Count. This year will be the 124th and we hope that you will be involved. 

We have officially chosen the date of Saturday, December 30th to conduct our count. Our geographical region is Southern Orange County, which is then divided into smaller circles that we will be assigning to groups to do their count.

You can sign up by yourself or as a group. It is a lot of fun and a great way to get out of the house this winter, while at the same time providing invaluable research data that can help us keep track of population trends.

For additional information and/or to register, email us at:

You may also click here to submit the participant survey:


We hope to see you soon!

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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.