Upcoming Events

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

Wine and Cheese Social
Hosted by OAS and the Crescent Bird Club
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist

Get to know the members of the Orleans Audubon Society and the Crescent Bird Club in a friendly, informal setting.

OAS and Crescent Bird Club Fall Banquet
Date: Tuesday, October 14
Time: Cash bar 6:30 p.m., buffet at 7:00 p.m. and program at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Imperial Room of Five Happiness Restaurant, 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Banquet Program: New Guinea: Birds, People, Nature
Speaker: John Sevenair, Ph.D.

John is well known by all of us. He has literally traveled the world and since his retirement from Xavier University he has been in ultra-drive! John is traveling to New Guinea in August and has agreed to talk to us even before this thrilling trip. Let’s hope his camera batteries don’t die!

The buffet menu will include egg roll and chicken wing appetizers, entrees of Mandarin chicken, shrimp with pecans, general’s chicken, beef with mushrooms, snow peas and bamboo shoots, triple dragon in hot garlic sauce, vegetarian dish, fried rice, dessert cookies, tea and soft drinks.
Cost: $28.00 per person. Mail a check payable to "Orleans Audubon Society" to: Joelle Finley, OAS Vice-President, 709 Dodge Avenue,
Jefferson, LA 70121.
If you have questions, contact Joelle: 504-715-2647, joellefinley@bellsouth.net

Birding Field Trips and Festivals

Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Francisville

The Feliciana Nature Society will hold their annual Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at St. Francisville, Louisiana. The Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration promotes the unique breeding habitat found in the St. Francisville area. The event offers an opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close as they are banded at two private homes in the St. Francisville area on Saturday. Hummingbird-friendly plants will also be available for sale.

The festival will be held from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Hummingbird biologists Linda Beall and Nancy Newfield will capture and band birds at two private gardens in the St. Francisville area. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close as they are weighed and measured. In addition, vendors will be at both homes with hummingbird-attractive plants available for sale. The gardens include the home of Carlyle Rogillio at 15736 Tunica Trace (Hwy. 66) and Murrell Butler at 9485 Oak Hill Road.

There is no fee for Saturday, but donations are more than welcomed. Come and go as you please.

Maps can be found at the Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand St. or at the St. Francisville Inn at Commerce & Ferdinand Streets, both in the historic district, or you can print a map from this website:

For more information contact:
Phone: 800-488-6502
Phone: 225-635-6502

Seabrook Bridge and Couturie Forest, City Park
Date: Saturday, September 27
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Meet at the boat launch under the Sen. Ted Hickey Bridge. From Elysian Fields turn east on Leon C. Simon, just before the bridge angle to the right and circle under the bridge. DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE!
Leader: Ed Wallace 504-343-1433

Birding the Louisiana Nature Center (half day trip)
Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet at the entrance on Dwyer Rd. Exit I-10 at Read, turn right on Read then turn left on Dwyer. Go about 2/3 miles down Dwyer, the gate is on the left across the canal from the lovely pink and orange houses.
Leaders: Glenn Ousset 504-495-4284 and Amy LeGeaux 504-915-8296

Birding Grand Isle (all day trip)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet at the grocery/gas station on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Hwy 3090 (Fourchon Rd.). Note: The new bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway is now a TOLL BRIDGE. Pay your toll ahead of time at www.geauxpass.com
Leader: Grand Isle’s own Casey Wright 504-343-6225

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

A festival like no other...the sixth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival is scheduled for 29 October - 2 November 2014. Designed with fun in mind, its goal is to provide participants a unique venue to view Yellow Rails in Southwest Louisiana's “working wetlands.” The festival schedule is casual and participants can attend all field days (weather permitting) or come and go at their leisure. In addition to visiting rice fields, field trips expore nearby birding areas and venture farther afield to search for specialty birds in the pineywoods or Cameron Parish coast. There is also a bird banding workshop offered. Join the fun in 2014!

Complete information here: http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Yellow_Rail...

Also visit Louisiana's brand new Flyway Byway: http://www.jeffdavis.org/tourism/flyway-byway.html


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