Volunteer needed
We are looking for a volunteer to lead the membership committee efforts. If you are interesting in helping please contact Paul Richardson: President.OAS51@gmail.com

Here are the responsibilities of the committee:

1) Send out annual notice of membership renewal requests to local only members.
2) Maintain local membership database (using Excel) including adding new members, updating address changes and renewals.
3) Determining member’s preferred delivery status for Kestrel publications (email or postal mail).
4) Remit payments received to chapter treasurer or National Audubon as appropriate.
5) Forward members change of address notifications to National Audubon.
6) Prepare most current local and national online monthly database files for the Kestrel editor and separating mode of delivery preferences (email or postal mail)
7) Prepare brief annual report on membership activities for chapter president’s review.

Please consider a contribution to help us expand our public programs, education initiatives and sanctuary maintenance efforts.

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Local, regional, global. Making a difference.

Rallying against fracking in Washington. Photo by Janet and David Muir

Rallying against fracking in Washington. Photo by Janet and David Muir


From Audubon in the Classroom to Audubon Camp scholarships.

We reach both students and educators.

We reach both students and educators.


Field trips, team birding events and citizen science projects.

A happy group of birders at Whiskey Hollow . Photo by Joe Brin

A happy group of birders at Whiskey Hollow . Photo by Joe Brin


Two properties on the Lake Ontario shore for your exploration.

You can't miss the turn onto Sage Creek Drive.

You can’t miss the turn onto Sage Creek Drive.

Onondaga Audubon is the National Audubon Chapter for Central New York and the eastern Lake Ontario basin. With over 1600 members we serve Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins counties.

The mission of the Onondaga Audubon Society is to engender in Central and Northern New Yorkers a greater appreciation for their land, water, and other natural resources, and to increase respect for the wildlife that inhabits these places, especially birds. Onondaga Audubon believes this focus will lead to wiser use of these resources, and we encourage such use through program meetings, field trips, sanctuary management, and environmental education.

Meetings are held at various sites from September to May, excluding January and February. Typically the meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month. Please check The Kestrel newsletter and this website for details on each monthly meeting’s date and time. Meetings usually run approximately two hours long. Field trips are held year round to observe birds, and other interesting aspects of nature. All programs and field trips are free and open to the public.

OAS owns and operates two sanctuaries on Lake Ontario: Derby Hill Bird Observatory and Richard A. Noyes Sanctuary. Derby Hill is an important site for spring hawk migration. Noyes Sanctuary provides a variety of scenic and birding opportunities in all seasons. Both sanctuaries have maintained trails and are free and open to the public, dawn to dusk.

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  1. Tom Duxbury says:

    Looking forward to May 10th. Just had two Sandhill cranes fly over my car while driving on the Thruway through Montezuma! – 10:35 am 4/10/14.

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