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 Meetings
OAS/CBC Spring Banquet
Program: Bird Banding in Louisiana and Beyond! An Introduction to the Louisiana Bird Observatory
Speaker: Jared Wolfe
Date: Tuesday, May 20
Time:Cash bar 6:30 p.m., buffet 7:00 p.m., program at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Imperial Room of Five Happiness Restaurant
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, fried rice, dessert cookies, tea and soft drinks.
Reservations required. Cost: $28.00 per person. Mail check payable to “Orleans Audubon Society” to Michael Crago, OAS Treasurer, 801 Rue Dauphine, Ste. 304, Metairie, LA 70005. Please mail banquet reservation form and check before May 14th.
Birding Field Trips and Festivals
Birding Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 8:00 a.m., half-day trip.
Meet at Boy Scout Road parking lot. Take Hwy 190 2.7 miles east of Lacombe to Transmitter Rd; turn toward Lake Pontchartrain and drive to T-junction; turn right and go to the second parking lot on the left.
Leader: Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433
Birding Bonnet Carre Spillway
Date:Saturday, May 10
Time: 7:00 a.m., half-day trip.
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 (504) 234-4560