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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary

Oneonta, Delaware County

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The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary overlooking Oneonta is the site of the Franklin Mountain 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 Mountain provides a panoramic view of the Susquehanna River valley and the surrounding hills.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Interpretive trails
  • Wetland boardwalk
  • Lookouts

Recreational Opportunities

  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Annual open house


100 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 607-652-2162

Address: 52 Grange Hall Spur Rd., Oneonta, NY 13820

Website: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credits: J. Glover, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Mila Zinkova