OAS regular meetings are held at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124 (Lakeview). The social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Birding Field Trips are offered jointly with the Crescent Bird Club.
Orleans Audubon Monthly Programs
OAS–CBC Joint Spring Banquet
Using Audubon Bird Prints to Catalogue Experiences at Bluebonnet Swamp
Presenter: John Hartgerink
Location: ANDREA’S RESTAURANT, 3100 19th Street, Metairie, LA 70002
Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Times: 6:30 Cash Bar, 7:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Program
Menu: Appetizer: Andrea’s Green Garden Salad, Served with Creamy Italian Dressing; Entrées: (choice of 1) Eggplant Parmigiana OR Fresh Catch of the Day Lemon Caper; Dessert: Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
Cost: $28 per person, reservations required [send check payable to Orleans Audubon Society to: OAS Vice-President, Joelle Finley, 709 Dodge Ave., Jefferson, LA 70121, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail before May 12.
Amateur nature photographer John Hartgerink will present a talk titled "Window on Bluebonnet Swamp". Since 2002, John Hartgerink has taken hundreds of thousands of pictures at Bluebonnet Swamp. The presentation will give some examples of how he has used Audubon bird prints to catalog some of his own experiences and pictures.
Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips
Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location Meet at Boy Scout Road parking lot. Take Hwy 190 2.7 miles east of Lacombe to Transmitter Rd; turn toward Lake Pontchartrain and drive to T-junction; turn right and go to the second parking lot on the left.
Leader: Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433
Bonnet Carre Spillway (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Norco Boat Launch. Take I-10 west, exit onto I-310 then Airline Hwy (US 61) west, turn right onto the east Spillway levee, and turn left down to the boat launch. May need rubber boots
Leader: Chris Brantley (504) 234-4560