Upcoming Events

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.

Photo credit: Joseph Kennedy

OAS-Crescent Bird Club Joint Wine and Cheese Party
Date: Tuesday, September 19th
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis (Lakeview)
Reservations: RSVP to Mary Joe Krieger, 504–866-3396 maryjkrieger@gmail.com before September 16th.
Join us for this annual meet and greet!

Fall OAS-Crescent Bird Club Joint Banquet

LSU Museum of Natural Science Fieldwork in South America and the Discovery of 42+ New Species of Birds and 5 New Genera

Program by Dr. James Van Remsen

Date: Tuesday, October 17th
Location: Augie's Restaurant, 6005 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123
Times: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. banquet, 8:00 p.m. program
Cost: $25.00 by October 10th, or late registration: $30 if by October 13th
Reservations: Reservations must be received by October 13th. Include your name, address, phone number and email address and specify your Entrée Choice: Catfish Pecan, Veal Parmesan, or Chicken St. John. All come with salad, bread pudding and iced tea.

Our dynamic speaker, Dr. James "Van" Remsen is the Curator of Birds, McIlhenny Distinguished Professor of Natural Science, and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU.

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.

Seabrook Bridge and Couturie Forest, City Park
Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the boat launch under the Sen. Ted Hickey Bridge. From Elysian Fields turn east on Leon C. Simon, just before the bridge angle to the right and circle under the bridge- DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE!
Leader: Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433

Birding Festivals

Feliciana Hummingbird Festival
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Locations: National Wildbird Refuge, 15736 Tunica Trace on Highway 66 in Tunica Hills and also Murrell Butler's residence at 9485 Oak Hill Road, Bains, LA 70775

The NATIONAL WILDBIRD REFUGE will host its annual Hummingbird Festival in the plantation country of West Feliciana Parish where John James Audubon taught and did much of his work.

Visitors will see hummingbirds up close and personal. Hummingbirds are miraculous creatures! They are swift, colorful, can dart about and can even fly backwards. They also beat their tiny wings some 50 times per second.

Master Hummingbird banders set special traps to catch and band the birds while visitors look on. Many get the opportunity to hold the little jewels in their hand and release them back to the wild. Bring the kids: Children love it!

National WildBird Refuge will host a great hummingbird show at their 400 acre site in the heart of the beautiful Tunica Hills, at 15736 Tunica Trace on Highway 66. Experts say this area has probably the best hummingbird habitat in the country. Birders are amazed at the number of birds that come to the feeders. And, for the wild at heart there are hiking trails.

Noted biologist, Linda Beall will be banding here from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The NWR site is the subject of a research project by Linda that is now in its 17th year. It focuses on the breeding and migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbird population. And, much is being learned of the birds’ and their comings and goings.

Another great site in the area to see hummingbirds is at the beautiful grounds and home of well know artist, Murrell Butler, at 9485 Oak Hill Road, Bains, LA 70775. Master Bander, Nancy Newfield will be banding here from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the sites there will be tents with vendors and exhibits. Vendors will have hummingbird loving plants; Birds Unlimited will have all sorts of birding equipment, feeders, binoculars, etc. at their tent; and much much more. Admission is free at both sites.

See also Birding Workshops and Courses

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

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