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: New Guinea: Birds, People, Nature
Speaker: John Sevenair, Ph.D.

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! John traveled to New Guinea in August and has agreed to talk to us about this thrilling trip. Join us for an evening of food and fun!

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

Birding the Louisiana Nature Center (half day trip)
Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet at the entrance on Dwyer Rd. Exit I-10 at Read, turn right on Read then turn left on Dwyer. Go about 2/3 miles down Dwyer, the gate is on the left across the canal from the lovely pink and orange houses.
Leaders: Glenn Ousset 504-495-4284 and Amy LeGeaux 504-915-8296

Birding Grand Isle (all day trip)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet at the grocery/gas station on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Hwy 3090 (Fourchon Rd.). Note: The new bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway is now a TOLL BRIDGE. Pay your toll ahead of time at www.geauxpass.com
Leader: Grand Isle’s own Casey Wright 504-343-6225


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

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