Upcoming Events

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.


Bee Hummingbird photo by Joelle Finley

OAS and Crescent Bird Club Fall Banquet
Date: Tuesday, October 15
Times: Cash bar 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:00 p.m., program 8:00 p.m.
Location: Augie’s Restaurant, 6005 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, LA 70123
Menu: Catfish Lafitte-Fried Catfish topped with a Creamy Crawfish Sauce, served with Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley; Veal Parmesan-Panned Baby Veal, topped with Melted Mozzarella Cheese, served with Angel Hair Pasta and Marinara Sauce; Chicken St. Charles-Baked Boneless Chicken Breast topped with a Creamy Shrimp Sauce, served with Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley; or Grilled Vegetables for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. All come with salad, bread pudding and iced tea.

Banquet Program:
Recreating Eden in Costa Rica: Gardeners in a Birding Paradise: Skutch, Wilson, and Some Exemplary Austrians
Speaker: Wendy Rihner

What would you do if you had a few acres on the southern edge of Costa Rica? Alexander Skutch, Robert Wilson, and Michael Schnitzler knew what they would do, and many people remain ever thankful. When we think of botanical gardens, we do not often think of them being located in the tropics, especially in rural or agricultural areas. But because of their foresight, Skutch, Wilson, and Schnitzler provided birders and botanists alike three of the world’s most glorious tropical gardens in which to study the relationships between birds and plants. Rihner will take us on a tour of these garden paradises through photography and the written word, highlighting birds like the Yellow-billed Cotinga, the Fiery-billed Aracari, the Speckled Tanager and the plants they require, while also sharing with us Skutch’s descriptive and often quite lyrical discussions of these birds.

Reservations: Banquet reservations must be RECEIVED by October 12th.
$25/person on or before October 5th
$30/person October 6th-October 12th. No reservations after October 12th.
Mail check payable to Orleans Audubon Society to: Mary Joe Krieger, 3623 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125; (504) 866-3396, maryjkrieger@gmail.com
Please include the names of people attending and their choice of entrée:
Entrée Choices: #1 Catfish Lafitte, #2 Veal Parmesan, #3 Chicken St.Charles, #4 Grilled vegetables

BIRDING FIELD 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.

Grand Isle
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 8:00 a.m. (Full Day Trip)
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

Bird Watching in City Park
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Couturie Forest trail-head on Harrison Avenue in City Park. Due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Enter Harrison Avenue by Marconi Blvd.
Leader: Mark Meunier
Reservation Required: This is a City Park event. Register through EventBrite and bring your ticket.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-watching-in-city-park-tickets-70318222697

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Date: SUNDAY, November 3
Time: 8:00 a.m., Half-day Trip
Location: Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) across from Recovery Road in New Orleans East. Exit I-510; go left on Hwy 90, about 4 miles to parking area on the left.
Leader: Peter Yaukey (504) 400-3286

Diamond/Venice
Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 8:00 a.m., Full Day Trip
Location: Cross the Crescent City Connection, On Westbank Exp. exit Hwy 23 (Lafayette St/Bell Chase Hwy), drive 5 miles and meet in Balestra’s Associated Grocery parking lot, on the right just past the Intersection with Hwy 406 (Woodland Hwy)
Leaders: Joelle Finley and Ken Harris (504) 715-2647

St. Bernard
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 8:00 a.m., Half-day Trip
Location: Meet at Walgreen’s on the corner of Paris Rd. and Judge Perez in Chalmette.
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

BIRDING EVENTS

The Big Easy Sit
Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Wisner Tract in New Orleans City Park
Organizer: Wendy Rihner wrihner@gmail.com, (330) 348-3810

Join Wendy for the Big Sit in City Park on Sunday! The Big Sit! is an annual world-wide, zero-mileage, non-competitive, family-friendly tailgate party to celebrate the birds of your community. Bring a chair and binoculars.

Louisiana Ornithological Society Fall Meeting
Dates: October 25-26
Location: Cameron, LA
Check the LOS Website http://www.losbird.org or contact Joelle Finley at (504) 715-2647, jjf1946@gmail.com

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