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OCAS is the Orange County NY Audubon Society. We are a bird and wildlife conservation organization. We steward 5 bird and wildlife sanctuaries in Orange County, NY. Most are open to the public with walking paths and/or a viewing stand accessible to visit for the quiet enjoyment and study of nature.

We curate monthly programs/presentations throughout the county and several birding field trips each season. We have developed presentations about bird identification and gardening with native plants for birds that organizations, libraries, or schools can book for their members.

2018 was a big year!  We have been increasing access to our sanctuaries. We hung donated screech owl houses in both the Long Swamp and the Stony Creek sanctuaries  We began a student internship program and have worked with 3 fantastic students so far. For the first time, we had a booth at the Warwick Applefest in October. We closed the year with the Audubon Christmas Bird Count in the newly reinvigorated Southern Orange County circle.

While our primary focus is birds and bird habitat, our chapter fosters an appreciation and conservation of all aspects of the environment. OCAS started In 1970 with a group of environmentalists and birders in Orange County, NY. We are a Member Chapter of the National Audubon Society. Our 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization status means your membership and other donations are tax deductible.

We hope you will join OCAS.
Join us in advancing conservation for the benefit of birds and all natural life.
Join us on a field trip, join us at our presentations, join us in maintaining our sanctuaries.
Becoming a member is easy! Click here for Membership Information.



President: Jody Susler
Vice President: Ben Schneeberg
Recording Secretary: Lynn Barber
Corresponding Secretary: Melissa Peterson
Treasurer: Bill Signor
Director: Jim Van Gelder
Director: Edwin Wiley
Director: Sabina Shapiro


Committee Chairs
Sanctuaries: Ben Schneeberg
Field Trip: James VanGelder
Conservation: tbd
Original Website: Eric Kubelle


Sanctuary Superintendents
6 1/2 Station: Lynn Barber
Long Swamp: Ben Schneeberg
Muddy Kill: Lynn Barber
Norman Brook: James Van Gelder
Stony Creek: Bill Signor

Annual membership in OCAS is just a $20 donation for an individual or donate $50 for a family membership.
Your membership is essential to maintain our five sanctuaries and supports our conservation and educational efforts.
Join by check or paypal.

Please, make your check payable to Orange County Audubon Society and mail to:
PO Box 1286
Warwick, NY 10990