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Tulsa Audubon Calendar


Regularly Scheduled Events

Tuesday Morning Birders. The Tuesday Morning Birders meets at 8:00 a.m. every Tuesday morning at the Tulsa Garden Center from November through March and at 7:30 a.m. April through October during Daylight Savings Time. Join us! Call Patty Moser, 252-2824.

 

First Saturday of every month. Bird with Oxley Nature Center Staff in Mohawk Park. Meet 8:00 a.m. at parking lot. Call 669-6644 for details.

Second Saturday, March through October. Oxley Nature Center Butterfly Walk, 10:30-12:00. Call 669-6644 for details.

Third Saturday, March through October. Oxley Nature Center Wildflower Walk, 10:00-11:00. Call 669-6644 for details.

2007-2008 Calendar

2007

September

Sept. 14-15, 7th annual Oklahoma BioBlitz! is being held this year at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Comanche County, Oklahoma on Friday, Sept. 14th at 3:00 P.M. through Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. The Oklahoma BioBlitz! is a rapid inventory of biological diversity hosted by the Oklahoma Biological Survey and conducted by volunteers from around the state and the region. As many plants and animals in a designated area of public land that can be identified in 24 consecutive hours are tallied. http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/bioblitz/BioBlitz.html

Sept. 18, Tue. Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Birds and Beasts of Tanzania and South Africa” with Jim and Anita Mitchell. The Mitchells will share images of birds, and other wildlife, taken during their visit to these two amazing African countries.

 

Sept. 22, Sat. Field Trip. The Reserve at Rogers State University in Claremore. Meet at 8:00am at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore. Contact person: Mike Ludewig, 918-343-4823 (a local call from Tulsa).

October

Oct. 7, Sun. Field Trip. Keystone Dam for Kids!! Meet anytime from 1-3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Watchable Wildlife Area, east of the Corps of Engineers Office on the north side of the Arkansas River at Lake Keystone dam. For more info, contact Carol Eames, 918-446-2720.

Oct. 16, Tue. Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. “An Overview of The Nature Conservancy’s Four Canyon Preserve” with Chris Hise. Oklahoma’s newest nature preserve encompasses 4,000 acres of scenic mixed-grass prairie, wooded canyons, and riverine habitats along the Canadian River and protects a diversity of plant and animal life.

Oct. 20, Sat. Bird Seed Sale Day. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Oct. 27, Sat. The Nature Conservancy's new Four Canyons Preserve in Ellis County. Meet at 8:00am at The General Store on West Broadway in Vici (pronounced "v-eye-s-eye"), OK, crossroads of Hwys. 60 and 34 (south of Woodward), and from there, we'll follow John Fisher to the Preserve. Bring plenty of water and snacks, and dress appropriately for the weather. For more info, contact John Fisher, 918-245-8662.

November

Nov. 10,  Sat. Field Trip. Tulsa Lakes: Lynn Lane Reservoir, Lake Yahola, and Skiatook and Collinsville sewage lagoons. Meet at the southeast corner of Lynn Lane Reservoir at 8:00 a.m. For more info contact Terry Mitchell, 697-3198.

Nov. 18, Sun. Afternoon Outing.  A short visit to a local birding area. Meet 3:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Nov. 20, Tue. Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. “Name that Hawk” with Joe Grzybowski. Hawks can be confusing in the field. Get some tips on identification from a respected birder and researcher.

 

 

December

Dec. 1, Sat. Field Trip. Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve and TAS Eagle Property. Meet at 12:30pm at the Preserve entrance which is approx. 2 miles North of US 412 at Ancient Forest Dr & 209th W Ave. After a hike around the Preserve, we'll head over to the TAS Eagle Property in time to arrive at the blind by 4:00pm. NOTE: The hike to the Eagle blind is difficult, about 200' down and up, BOTH ways, along a primitive trail. For more info, contact John Fisher, 918-245-8662.

Dec. 15, Sat. Christmas Bird Count. Tulsa Audubon Society will be participating in the 107th count by the National Audubon Society. For information contact Jo Loyd, 918-835-2946.

Dec. 19, Tue. Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Annual Christmas Show and Tell Party. Attendees are invited to bring stories, slides, artifacts, or digital images (up to about 10) on any subject of general interest (birds, animals, travel, wildflowers, etc.) to share with the group. Members bring treats to share after the meeting.  Please contact Gail Storey, 742-2684 or  about your presentation. Please bring your digital photos on a CD or flash drive.


2008

January

Jan. 5, Sat. Eagle Days. Meet between 8 and 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Watchable Wildlife Area, east of the Corps of Engineers Office on the north side of the Arkansas River at Lake Keystone dam. For information, contact Dave Edwards, 865-7398.

Jan. 13, Sun. Eagle Days. See January 5 information.

Jan. 14, Tue. Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. “Oklahoma’s Important Bird Areas” with Eric Beck, coordinator of the state IBA program. The purpose of this nationwide Audubon Society program is to identify a network of sites that provide critical habitat for birds.

 

 

Jan. 19, Sat. Field Trip. Kerr Dam for gulls and terms, and Sequoyah NWR for wintering hawks and sparrows. Meet at 8:00am at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam 15 on Hwy 59 south of Sallisaw. After birding around the dam for a while, we'll go to Sequoyah NWR to look for geese and winter waterfowl. For more info, contact Cyndie Browning 918-492-5622.

February

Feb. 16, Sat. Field Trip. Hulah and Copan Lakes for winter gulls, hawks, and waterfowl. Meet at 8:00am at the McDonalds parking lot on Hwy 75 in Bartlesville (west side of the highway).

Feb. 19, Tue. 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting. "A Nest of Eagles” with raptor rehabilitators Gary and Kathy Siftar, John Fisher, Dave Edwards, and other participants. Inspiring story about the many people involved in the rescue of two young eagles from a nest blown down on the Arkansas River near Sand Springs on April 23, 2004. Also discussed will be the building of a replacement nest by Sutton Avian Research Center, the watchful eyes of Audubon members, and the eagles’ successful fledging.  

 

Feb. 24, Sun. Afternoon Outing. A short visit to a local birding area. Meet 4:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

March

Mar. 8, Sat. Field Trip. The North Woods and/or east of Lake Sherry at Mohawk Park. Meet at 8:00am at the Zoo parking lot. For more info contact Terry Mitchell, 697-3198.

Mar. 18, 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting. Biodiversity and Germplasm Conservation with Angela Davis. The speaker, a research geneticist at the USDA’s South Central Agricultural Research Lab, will share her unique perspective on protecting our natural resources.

 

 

April

Apr. 15, Tue. 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting. “From Black Gold to the Black Oystercatcher: Challenges and Opportunities in Alaska” with Taldi Walter, Alaska Field Coordinator for National Audubon Society. Ms. Walter has traveled throughout the country taking Audubon members on a virtual tour to some of Alaska’s most stunning natural treasures through her multimedia presentation. This program will showcase some of the important natural areas and brilliant birds of wild Alaska and the imminent and compelling challenges facing conservationists.

 

Apr. 19, Sat. Field Trip. Deep Fork NWR and Dripping Springs State Park in Okmulgee for warblers, vireos, and other spring migrants. Meet at 7:30am at the Taco Bell parking lot on Hwy 75 in Okmulgee (west side of the highway). For more info, contact Gail Storey, 918-742-2684

Apr 25-27, Sat.-Sun. Field Trip. Devil's Den State Park, Lake Atalanta, Lake Weddington, Arkansas for spring migrants. For more info, contact Suzie Tramel, 836-7126

May

May 3, Sat. Big Day Count. Tulsa Audubon Society annual day-long, county-wide census of migrant and resident species. For information contact Jo Loyd, 918-835-2946.

May 7,  Wed. Afternoon Outing. A short after work visit to a local birding area. Meet 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

May 10, Sat. Field Trip. Hawthorne Bluff/Lake Oologah for spring migrants. Take US 169 North to Oologah, then SH 88 east to campground entrance on left (north) before the dam. Long pants and tick repellent advised. For information contact Jo Loyd, 918-835-2946.

May 15, 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting.

“Hummingbirds: Beauty in Motion”
with Ellie Womack
, Oklahoma’s renowned hummingbird expert. The speaker will discuss catching and banding hummingbirds and share general information about these flying jewels.
 
This Program Postponed

 

"Mouse School” with Gary Siftar, Raptor Rehabilitator from Broken Arrow, will present a very entertaining program on determining how proficient rehabilitated raptors are in making a kill, featuring video observing Great Horned Owls in "Mouse School" (catching of live prey).

 

 

 

May 17, Sat. Field Trip. Nickel Preserve for spring migrants. Chris Wilson will meet us at 7:30am at the Eagle Bluff Resort parking lot on Hwy 10, about 10 miles north of Tahlequah. Bring plenty of water and snacks.  For more info, contact Martin Brown, 446-8667.

 

June

Jun. 7-8 Sat.-Sun. Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale. Contact Carol Eames, 918-446-2720.

June 21, Sat. Field Trip. Osage Trail/Sperry, between 106th and 116th Streets North and Cincinnati, to Bird Creek. Some driving/mostly walking tour for migrating shorebirds and nesting birds. Meet at the Tulsa Garden Center at 7:00 a.m. For more info, contact Paul & Laurie Ribitzki, 918-243-5515.

June 26, Tue. Afternoon Outing. A short after work visit to a local birding area. Meet 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

June 28, Sat. Summer Potluck Picnic. Bring the family for some summertime fellowship and relaxation. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Irving Park, located in Bixby on Memorial Drive, just before crossing the River. TAS will provide beverages, cups, plates, and eating utensils. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

July

No Scheduled Events

August

Aug 10, Sun. Afternoon Outing. A short visit to a local birding area. Meet 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 


Previous Year's Field Trip Schedules

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2006-2007

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2005-2006

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2005-2006

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2004-2005

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2003-2004

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2002-2003

Tulsa Audubon Field Trips 2001-2002

 

 

 

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