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 Meetings
OAS and Crescent Bird Club Banquet at the Imperial Room of Five Happiness Restaurant
Speaker: Jennifer Coulson and friends
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: Cash bar 6:30 p.m., buffet 7:00 p.m., program 8:00 p.m.
In August of 2012 Jennifer and Tom Coulson traveled to Panama with Doug Guth, David Muth, and Mike Tifft to go bird watching. They also met up with Christie Riehl, who was on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) studying Greater Anis. Jenn and friends will tell us about their trip to the Canal Zone and eastward, from Gamboa, Pipeline Road and BCI, to Cerro Azul, Burbayar, Nusagandi, the San Blas Islands and Lake Bayano. Learn about the wide variety of exotic birds, mammals and herptiles they encountered in Panama, from stunningly gorgeous Ornate Hawk-Eagles, Blue Cotingas, and Crimsom-bellied Woodpeckers to the drab and difficult to find Sapayoa. Two Panamanian endemics encountered were the olive-colored Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker and the bizarre, endangered Limosa Stubfoot Toad.
Menu: 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.
Cost: $28.00 per person. Please make your check payable to “Orleans Audubon Society” and mail it to Michael Crago, OAS Treasurer, 801 Rue Dauphine, Ste. 304, Metairie, LA 70005-4608. PLEASE MAIL BANQUET RESERVATION FORM BEFORE MAY15th!
Birding Field Trips and Festivals
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge and Honey Island
Date: Sat., May 18
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: 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.
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284