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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.

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Orleans Audubon Monthly Programs

Why are wood thrushes and other migratory birds declining, and what can we do about it?
Speaker: Caz Taylor
Date: Tuesday, February 20
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.

Caz Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Tulane. She has been trying to understand the ecology and population changes in migratory animals, especially birds, for more than a decade and has worked on shorebirds and songbirds; including Western Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Tree Swallows, and Wood Thrushes. Every species is a new adventure.

South Africa: Birds, Whales and the Big Four
Speakers: Sherry and Fred DeFrancesch
Date: Tuesday, March 20
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.

Sherry DeFrancesch is the Secretary of the Orleans Audubon Society and has served on the board for more than 20 years. She also the editor of The Ibis and has worked on the Swallow-tailed Kite project. Sherry and Fred took the family to experience the Parks and seas of South Africa. Join them for an overview of their trip, with photos of the birds and mammals they saw, including the Big 5 (minus one).

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.

Phoenix to Bohemia and to the End of the Earth (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, February 17
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet in the back parking lot of the Walgreens at the corner of Paris Road and Judge Perez Dr. in Chalmette.
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

Diamond (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet in the parking lot of Balestra’s Associated Grocery (Town View Cafe), 7902 Hwy 23 (Belle Chasse 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 Chasse.
Leader: TBA

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, March 17
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.
Leaders: Joan Garvey (504) 858-6840, Mark Meunier (504) 481-2772

Grand Isle (all day trip)
Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Moran's grocery/gas station on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Hwy 3090 (Fourchon Rd.) right where you come off of the new bridge. Note: The new bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway is a toll bridge. You can pay your toll at the toll booth at the bridge.
Leader: Grand Isle’s own Casey Wright (504) 343-6225

Birding Festivals

13th Annual Eagle Expo and More
Dates: February 22-24, 2018
Location: Morgan City, LA 70380

There will boat tours to view the Bald Eagles, a birds of prey program, presentations on wildlife, a walking/hiking trail and a photography workshop. Visit the website: https://www.cajuncoast.com/13th-annual-eagle-expo-more

See also Birding Workshops and Courses

Raptor Identification Workshop | http://www.jjaudubon.net/node/2233

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