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October 23 05:54 AM
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Local Audubon Chapter to Celebrate 50 Years


10/05/2017 - This year marks the 50th year for the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society and the organization will be celebrating this milestone at the Annual DOAS Charter Dinner, to be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the evening's special program featuring Joan Collins at 7:30 p.m.

Collins will present "Boreal Birds of the Adirondacks". She is President of the New York State Ornithological Association and Adirondack Avian Expeditions and Workshops, LLC. She leads birding field trips year round, and is a New York State licensed guide and an Adirondack 46er. A multimedia presentation using photographs, video, audio, and slides of the wonderful birds that nest in the North Country will be enjoyed by all. She is a frequent guest speaker and teaches classes on ornithology topics. She has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications including New York Birders, Conservationist, Adirondack Life Magazine, LOCALadk Magazine, and The Kingbird. She authored several warbler species accounts, in addition to serving as a peer reviewer for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York state. Mountain Lake PBS, Adirondack Explorer, and Adirondack Life magazine have featured pieces on Collins, and her regular birding segments with Todd Moe can be heard on North Country Public Radio. She blogs for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

"We hope many people will join us as we celebrate the the culmination of our 50th year with this special evening," stated Susan O'Handley, DOAS Co-President. The cost for the full evening is $35 per person (with no charge for those wishing to attend only the program portion of the event). A cash bar will be available as well as door prizes and raffle items. Reservations can be made through the www.doas.us website or by email at info@doas.us.

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