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

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: Birding Tanzania
Speaker: Joelle Finley and Ken Harris

This past March Ken and Joelle spent three exciting weeks in Tanzania, visiting Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti National Parks, finishing up in eastern Tanzania in the little visited Usambara Mountains. The breathtakingly beautiful wilderness provided a spectacular backdrop for seeing over 500 species of birds! And on the broad Serengeti plains they found vast herds of animals along with some predators lurking in the shadows. Did they finally see the elusive Leopard? Come dine with us and find out!


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
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7.

Birding Field Trips and Festivals


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

Birding Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (half day)
Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) across from
Recovery Road in New Orleans East. Exit I-510; go left on Hwy 90, about 4 miles to parking
area on the left.
Leader: Phillip Wallace 504-628-0146

Birding Woodlands Trail (half day trip)
Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Woodlands Conservancy. Take the Crescent City Connection to the Westbank, General DeGaulle East exit (9B) and merge onto General DeGaulle. Travel 2.9 miles, continuing over the Intracoastal Canal. Enter the traffic circle at the end of the bridge ramp and exit left to go under the bridge. Drive 0.6 miles on Highway 406/Woodland Hwy to the caution light. Turn left at the caution light onto F. Edward Hebert Blvd. Continue 0.6 Miles. The entrance is on the left. Drive on the dirt road along the canal to the parking area at the trail head.
Leader: Joelle Finley 504-715-2647

Birding Diamond and Venice (all day trip)
Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Cross the Crescent City Connection, On Westbank Expressway exit Hwy 23 (Lafayette St/Bell Chase Hwy), drive 5 miles and meet in Balestra’s IGA Foodliner parking lot, on the right just past the intersection with Hwy 406 (Woodland Hwy)
Leader: Ed Wallace 504-343-1433

Birding St. Bernard (half day)
Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet at Hoefer’s gas station on the corner of Paris Rd. and Judge Perez.
Leader: Glenn Ousset 504-495-4284

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