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

Speakers: Todd Hymel and Nicole Breaux-Hymel
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist

Join us for an exploration of this Mesoamerican country that has a unique connection to the Crescent City: Honduras! After a brief introduction of the lay of the land, we will profile what we call the 3 "R"s...Reef, ruins, and rainforest. And of course, the birds will be the star of the show! Add to that, lagniappe in the form of soaring mountains, lush cloud forests, stunning alpine lakes, charming colonial towns, and pristine mangrove swamps, you are sure to have the recipe for an enjoyable evening of dreaming about your next trip to this amazing Central American country!

Hosted by: Dan and Loraine Purrington
Date: Tuesday, December 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Purringtons, 4700 Bissonet Dr., Metairie, LA 70003; 504-888-3607

Join us for some holiday cheer. Friends and family members who are visiting are also welcome. Bring your favorite dish or beverage to share.

New Guinea-Birds and Nature
Presenter: John Sevenair
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124.

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! This time he traveled 8,895 miles from home. Join John on his exciting adventure in New Guinea, certainly a land of enchantment.

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

Birding Fontainebleau State Park (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, December 6
Time: 8:00 a.m.
The State Park is east of Mandeville on Hwy 190. Meet at the large parking lot closest to the lake. $1.00 entrance fee required.
Leader: Tom Trenchard (504) 884-2009

Birding the Bonnet Carre Spillway (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, December 13
Time: 8:00 a.m.
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 234-4560

Birding Audubon Park (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, January 10
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet in the parking lot off Magazine St. (St. Charles side of Magazine) near the golf club house.
Leader: Mary Joe Krieger 866-3396 (home)

Birding New Orleans East Canals and Lakes (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet just inside Joe Brown Park. Exit I-10 at Read Blvd. and turn right on Read. Joe Brown Park
will be on the left about ½ mile down Read.
Leader: Joelle Finley (504) 715-2647


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