Cornwall Elementary 5th & 6th grade by their new “sandbox” for capturing wildlife tracks in sand funded by an OCAS grant.

Once again this May teams of OCAS birding volunteers will spend a 24-hour period scouring Addison County to find as many species as we can for our annual Birdathon fundraiser. All the money raised will go to support our educational and outreach programs. For example, this year, we have committed to give $4015 to Addison County schools to fund field trips and class projects. We are also assisting with sending a local teacher to the National Audubon Society’s Hog Island camp in Maine. Money from Birdathon also goes to support our Cabin Fever Lecture Series, Otter Tracks Newsletter and many other programs, none of which would be possible without your financial support. You can help us out by either pledging an amount for each species found, giving us a flat gift, or by creating your own Birdathon team. For more information please read our flyer:


– Ron Payne