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

Orleans Audubon Society and Crescent Bird Club Wine & Cheese Party
Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124 (Lakeview)
Description: Our annual fall social event includes Orleans Audubon Society and Crescent Bird Club members and friends. This interesting mix of people includes beginner to expert birders, wildlife gardeners, outdoor enthusiasts, ornithologists, botanists, conservationists and ecologists. Join us and please feel free to bring a friend.
RSVP to Joelle 715-2647 or Joellefinley@bellsouth.net before September 10th.

OAS-Crescent Bird Club Joint Fall Banquet
Date: Tuesday, October 18
Location: ANDREA’S RESTAURANT, 3100 19th Street, Metairie, LA 70002
Times: 6:30 Cash Bar, 7:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Program
Cost: $30.00 per person, reservations required

Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips

OAS birding field trips will resume in September. Please check back for details.

Birding Festivals and Meetings

Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Francisville

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.

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 welcome. Maps can be found at the Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand Street or at the St. Francisville Inn at Commerce & Ferdinand Streets, both in the historic district.
Or click here for a downloadable map: http://stfrancisvillefestivals.com/features/feliciana-hummingbird-celebr...
For more information call: 800-488-6502 or 225-635-6502 or email: patrick@bluegoosemedia.com

2016 Louisiana Ornithological Society FALL MEETING
Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 28-29
Location: Cameron, Louisiana

Friday Evening: First Baptist Church in Cameron, 110 School Street off of
Marshall Street (the main street)
6 P.M.-7 P.M. Registration: Light snacks will be provided by the Cameron Parish Tourist Commission.
7 P.M.-8 P.M. Meeting and Evening Program

Friday Program: Monitoring Piping Plovers at the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Projects
Speaker: Delaina LeBlanc

Delaina serves the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program(BTNEP) as the Migratory Birds Coordinator. Delaina has worked with the program since 2007 conducting coastal birdresearch that serves in the protection of habitat for migratory and residentbirds. Her duties include coordination of bird surveys, management of data promotion of bird conservation and outreach. Delaina is also an artist whose work features subject matter that calls attention to coastal land loss and bird preservation issues. She earned her MFA from Florida State University.

Since August of 2012, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) has been conducting surveys for Piping Plover and other shorebird species before, during and after construction on the Caminada Headland beach. Delaina will introduce you to individually banded birds and share how these sightings provide insight into how operations of an active coastal restoration project influence the distribution of these birds along the beach.

7:00 A.M. Field Trip Meet in the parking lot of the Cameron Motel. Ed Wallace, Marty Floyd, Donna Dittmann and Steve Cardiff will lead field trips to the Cameron Parish hot spots. Bring lunch, drinks, bug spray and walkie talkies if you have them.

Saturday Evening: First Baptist Churchi n Cameron, 110 School Street off of Marshall Street (the main street)

6:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. Registration
6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Dinner: Choice of 1. chicken/sausage gumbo, 2.fried
catfish with potato salad or 3. vegetarian pasta alfredo. All served with
bread, dessert, and tea
7:30 P.M. Meeting and Evening Program

Saturday Program: Discovering unknown migrations of birds of the Western Hemisphere
Speaker: Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Ph.D.

Autumn-Lynn Harrison is a Research Ecologist with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the Program Manager of the Migratory Connectivity Project. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of California, Santa Cruz, a M.S. in Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Science, from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, and undergraduate degrees in Wildlife Science and Environmental Science from Virginia Tech. Autumn-Lynn is a marine ecologist by training with a decade of experience studying the migration of large marine vertebrates, including seabirds and seals. She has lived and worked in Australia, Kenya, South Africa, and the U.S. Prior to joining the Migratory Bird Center in 2014, Autumn-Lynn worked for the Society for Conservation Biology for 11 years, and as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute for Parks at Clemson University. At Clemson, she studied Bahamanian seabird migration and developed a "big-data" digital humanities project with historical archives of the U.S. National
Park Service. She is also a trained park naturalist and graphic designer and has developed and led training workshops in interpretation and graphic design for the Tanzania National Parks Authority and the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellows.

Migration is one of the most engaging phenomena of the animal world. Understanding and tracking animal movements are crucial components for conserving habitats that are essential to species survival. Unfortunately, our knowledge about why, how, when and where most of earth’s bird species migrate during their lifecycle is rudimentary, at best. Join Autumn-Lynn Harrison as she takes us on a journey to discover the unknown migrations of the birds of the Western Hemisphere.

Cameron Accommodations:
The phone number for the Cameron Motel is 337-775-5442. The Cameron Motel also has sites available for RV campers. Several lunch places are open in Cameron and Johnson Bayou and gas is available. Bring your own breakfast food. Other accommodations can be found in Sulphur or Lake Charles. East Jetty also has camper spaces with hook-ups.

Participants must pre-register by October 14th.
For more information contact Joelle Finley at: joellefinley@bellsouth.net


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