Orange County Audubon Society

Welcome to the site of New York’s Orange County Audubon Society

Advancing the public’s awareness of conservation for the benefit of Birds and all wildlife.


Orange County Audubon Society presentations and meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, September through June at libraries throughout Orange County.

This fall we will be presenting “Backyard Birds”, a bird identification program including slides; calls; and interesting facts about many of the birds you will find in your own backyards.

The program will be given three times this fall, always at 6:30pm:

October 4th, 2017 at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick.

November 1st, 2017 at the Thrall Public Library in Middletown.

December 6th, 2017 at the Newburgh Free Library, main branch.

The programs run about an hour and will be followed by a short business meeting for anyone who wishes to stay and learn more about OCAS.

Northern Flicker
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.

Learn more about our Field Trips.


OCAS maintains 5 wildlife refuges, totaling some 300 acres, in Goshen, Warwick, and Montgomery.  These sanctuaries are open to the public during daylight hours for bird watching, and the quiet study of nature, including photography and painting.

Learn more about the sanctuaries in Orange County.

Become a Member

Membership in the National Audubon Society is $20.00 for the first year. Your dollars will help support both the National and Orange County Audubon Societies.  Members are  entitled to a years subscription to Audubon magazine and our newsletters and field trip list.