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

Spring Orleans Audubon and Crescent Bird Club Banquet
Program: Hummingbirds, Antbirds, Antpittas, Mannakins, Flycatchers and Other Secretive Birds of the Neotropics
Presenter: Dr. Larry O’Meallie
Date: Tuesday, May 19th
Time: Cash bar 6:30 p.m., buffet 7:00 and program at 8:00 p.m..
Location: Imperial Room of Five Happiness Restaurant, 3511 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
Cost: $28.00 per person; reservations required; please mail banquet reservation form before May 14th. Make check payable to "Orleans Audubon Society" and mail to: Mary Joe Krieger, 3623 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125 504-866-3396, mkrieger@uno.edu

Renowned bird photographer, Larry O’Meallie, will take us on a photographic journey through the Neotropics showing us some of the most difficult birds to see as well as photograph. Antbirds and Antpittas are some of the most sought after species. His photographic genius will entertain you as well as amaze you.

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, fried rice, dessert cookies, tea and soft drinks.


Birding Field Trips and Festivals

YOUNG BIRDERS ASSOCIATION Birding Walks
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location:Jean Lafitte National Park Coquille Trail
Meet at the trail head in the parking lot, found by following Barataria Blvd., all the way into the park, or take the complimentary shuttle departing from Behrman Recreational Center at 9:00 a.m.

NORDC and Orleans Audubon Society are working together to create a group for youth interested in birds and birdwatching. On the second Saturday of each month, the group will take a field trip to one of New Orleans' birding hot spots. For further details, visit http://www.nola.gov/nordc/outdoor-programs/#birders or contact Wendy Rihner at wrihner@gmail.com





Waders in Working Wetlands: Shorebird Extravaganza
Dates:April 29 through May 3, 2015
Location: Jennings, LA, at The Hampton Inn and Suites
Festival Coordinator: Avian Events Support Team
Birders, farmers, and conservation organizations will gather in in SW Louisiana to experience the spectacle of spring shorebird migration.

Festival events include shorebird field trips, shorebird ID workshops-fieldtrips, a tour of a crayfish farm and processing facility, and evening get-togethers: a crawfish boil with Cajun music, and an evening of entertainment at the local Strand Theatre with R. Bruce Richardson (birder-entertainer). Although shorebirds will be the focus of the festival, there will also be field trips to target Louisiana’s breeding/migrant species in longleaf pineywoods, bottomland hardwoods, and along the Cameron Gulf coast.
For more information visit: http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Shorebird_E...

Louisiana Ornithological Society Spring Meeting, Cameron
Dates: April 24-26
Check the LOS website at http://www.losbird.org for details or contact Joelle Finley at (504) 715-2647 or Judith O’Neale at (337) 981-1011.

Birding Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 8:00 a.m. (half-day trip)
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

Birding Bonnet Carre Spillway
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 7:00 a.m. (half-day trip)
Meet at the Norco Boat Launch. Take 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

Birding Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge and Honey Island
Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 7:00 a.m. (half-day trip)
Meet at the entrance to Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, Exit 5b (Honey Island Swamp) off
of I-59. Good chance to see Swallow-tailed Kite and 10 species of breeding warblers including Swainson’s.

To bird in a Louisiana Wildlife Management Area you will need a hunting or fishing license, or a Wild Louisiana Annual Stamp ($5.00), or a Wild Louisiana One Day Stamp ($2.00). Resident of Louisiana 60 years old and older are exempt. These stamps are sold at WalMart, sporting goods, stores, LDWF offices, or online: http://www.wlf.state.la.us
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

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