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Delaware Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary overlooking Oneonta, NY, is a 100 acre property providing marked hiking trails through a variety of habitats, such as open fields, second growth forest, old pastures, and mowed fields. A large wetland is accessible by trails and a short boardwalk.

Located at 52 Grange Hall Rd. Spur, Oneonta, NY, the Sanctuary is home to a large diversity of wildlife, including many bird species, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, plus a variety of native plants.

The Sanctuary is also the site of the Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch, one of New York State's premier fall hawk watches. It is particularly noted for late season flights of Red-tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles. Franklin Mt. provides a panoramic view of the Susquehanna River valley and surrounding hills of Otsego and Delaware Counties.  

Other activities at the Sanctuary include an annual open house, a summer day camp for children and a raptor banding station. The DOAS Sanctuary is open to the public 365 days per year.

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