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Orleans Audubon Monthly Programs

The Orleans Audubon Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings held at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist are free and open to the public. Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, is located in Lakeview, on the southwest corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and 38th Street.

The DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan and the Future of Louisiana’s Wetlands
Speaker: David Muth, Director of the Gulf Restoration Program, National Wildlife Foundation
Date: Tuesday, March 21
Times: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, is located in Lakeview, on the southwest corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and 38th Street.

David Muth is a New Orleans native who has spent a lifetime in the Mississippi River delta and on the Gulf coast, studying its geology, ecology, plants, wildlife, history and culture. After receiving a degree in History from the University of New Orleans, he became professionally interested in the connection between culture and environment in the context of the delta. He worked for 30 years with the National Park Service at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, eventually managing its natural and cultural resource programs.
In 2011, David joined the National Wildlife Federation as Director of the Gulf Restoration Program. He will tell us about Louisiana’s draft of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, current projects slated for restoration, and how to comment on the draft.

Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips

Birding trips are co-hosted by Orleans Audubon and the Crescent Bird Club. All are welcome. Bring binoculars and drinking water, wear hiking shoes or boots. A hat, sun screen, other protection from the elements and insect repellent are advisable. Call the trip leader if you have questions.

Birding Diamond (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet in the parking lot of Balestra’s Associated Grocery (Town View Cafe), 7902 Hwy 23 (Belle Chase Hwy.), 4.6 miles south of the West Bank Expressway. Take CCC to West Bank, exit Lafayette St. (Hwy 23), and proceed south towards the town of Belle Chase.
Leader: Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433

Birding Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, March 11
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on the left side of U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). Take the I-510 Exit off of I-10, turn left on Chef Hwy and proceed about 4 miles.
Leader: Tommy Harold (504) 222-6035

Birding Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Preserve (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Bayou Coquille trail head in the Barataria Unit of the park located on Hwy. 45. Follow signs off of the West Bank Exp. for the National Park.
Leader: Wendy Rihner (330) 348-3810

Birding Festivals

Great Louisiana BirdFest
Dates: April 7-9
Northlake Nature Center-Mandeville, P.O. Box 8511, Mandeville, Louisiana 70470
http://www.northlakenature.org/

Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration
Dates: April 21-23
http://www.grandisle.btnep.org/
For more information call: Grand Isle Port Commission 985-787-2229 or
BTNEP 1-800-259-0869
Email: jlandry@TNC.ORG or sandra@btnep.org

St. Bernard Bird Festival
Dates: Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Location: Los Islenos Museum Complex, 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA

See also Birding Workshops and Courses

Birding Workshops and Courses | http://www.jjaudubon.net/node/2233

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Orleans Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, and as such, your gift may be tax deductible if you itemize.