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We are a not for profit volunteer organization. We were started in 1970 by a group of environmentalist/ birders to form a Chapter of the National Audubon Society. We were incorporated in May of 1974 under New York State law. We focus on birds primarily but want to foster an appreciation of all the aspects of the environment.



Orange County Audubon Society meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June (no meetings July & August) at various public libraries throughout Orange County.  The meetings are held at the conclusion of our regularly scheduled presentations.

Please see our schedule of presentations for the location of each month’s meeting




President: Ben Schneeberg
Vice President: Lynn Barber
Recording Secretary: Sabina Shapiro
Corresponding Secretary: Jody Susler
Treasurer: Edwin Wiley

Committee Chairs

Conservation: tbd
Field Trip:  tbd
Programs: tbd
Membership:  Karen Gauvin
Publications and Website:  Eric Kubelle
Publicity:  tbd

Sanctuary Superintendents

6 1/2 Station: Lynn Barber
Long Swamp: Ben Schneeberg
Muddy Kill: Lynn Barber
Norman Brook: Lou Fatta
Stony Creek: Bill Signor



Membership in our chapter is $20.00 a year which entitles you to the Orange Owl newsletter, which is currently published four times a year and includes a list of our upcoming scheduled presentations and field trips. Your membership also supports our educational efforts, and helps maintain our 5 sanctuaries which are open for you to visit.  Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail and any special areas of interest. We will not abuse your information. Please make check payable to Orange County Audubon Society and mail to:

PO Box 1286
Warwick, NY 10990

Membership in The National Audubon Society is $20.00 a year and includes our newsletter described above.  It also includes a beautiful magazine which is printed four times a year.  If you are a first time subscriber we receive your first year membership fee if you mail it to us.  Make the check out to National Audubon Society and mail to the address above.  We forward it with a special form in order to get credit.  This only works the first time but we appreciate the effort.