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In 1970, a group of environmentalists and birders in Orange County, NY started the Orange County Audubon Society (OCAS). We are a Member Chapter of the National Audubon Society and incorporated in May of 1974 under New York State law.

Our primary focus is birds and bird habitat, and our chapter also fosters the appreciation and conservation of all aspects of the environment. We steward 5 bird and wildlife sanctuaries in Orange County, NY. Several are accessible to visit for the quiet enjoyment and study of nature.

We have programs/presentations throughout the county and birding field trips each season.

We hope you will join OCAS. Join us on a field trip, join us at our presentations, join us in maintaining our sanctuaries, join us in advancing conservation for the benefit of birds and all natural life.

Becoming a member is easy! Click here for Membership Information.


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


Committee Chairs
Sanctuaries: Bill Signor
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: Lou Fatta
Stony Creek: Bill Signor

Membership in OCAS is just $20 a year. You will receive our quarterly Orange Owl newsletter, listing our scheduled presentations and field trips, and our email blasts with updates about upcoming programs, field trips and conservation efforts. Your membership is essential to maintain our five sanctuaries and supports our conservation and educational efforts. You may join by check or online.

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