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We are a not for profit volunteer 501c3 organization. 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 primarily on birds and bird habitat but also foster an appreciation for all 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.  These member meetings are held at the conclusion of our regularly scheduled public presentations.

Please see our schedule of presentations for the location of each month’s meeting on the Home and Presentations pages here.




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:  tbd
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 and entitles you to our Orange Owl newsletter, currently published quartely and includes a list of our scheduled presentations and field trips; subscription to our email blasts & updates about upcoming programs, field trips and conservation efforts. Your membership is essential to maintain our five sanctuaries (which are open for you to visit) and supports our educational and conservation efforts.  Please include your name, home & email addresses, phone number, and any special areas of interest to you with your check. Newsletters are emailed unless a paper copy is requested. We will not abuse your information. Please make your 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 as well as the beautiful National Audubon magazine four times per year.  If you are a first time subscribing member, please mail your check made out to National Audubon Society to our address above. We forward it for you with a special form in order to have your membership listed on our roster and for OCAS to receive a credit of your first year membership fee. This only works the first time and we appreciate the effort. You may continue with renewals to the National directly.