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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.

Third Saturday, April through September. Oxley Nature Center Butterfly Walk, 10:30-12:00. Call 669-6644 for details.

Fourth Saturday, January through December. Oxley Nature Center Botany Walk, 10:30-11:00. Call 669-6644 to confirm location (sometime held at Redbud Valley).

Tulsa Audubon meetings. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month (except June-August,) are free and open to the public. Meet for snacks and social time at 7:00, program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Meetings are held at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria in Tulsa (click here for a map.)


2010-2011 Calendar
scroll to bottom of page for archives of old calendars

 

Please contact the leaders for field trip details. Once in a blue moon, a meeting location or time may change due to unforeseen circumstances. By reserving your place in the group, the trip leader will be able to contact you in the event of a change. We hope this will enhance your birding experience. 

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September 2010

Sept. 11 Rescheduled to Sat. Sept 18 due to recent rain - Saturday Field Trip to Winganon Mud Flats at Oologah Lake for shorebirds and other fall migrants. Contact Cyndie Browning.


Sept. 21, Tue. Society Meeting
. South of 9: Birds of Panama, with Dr. Doug Wood,
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Dr. Wood is an ornithologist and has traveled widely. He will discuss the birds and habitats of the amazingly diverse Panama Canal Zone.

 

October 2010

Oct. 10, Sun. Bird Seed Sale Pick Day. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 15-17, 2010. Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall meeting, Stillwater. See www.okbirds.org

Oct. 16 Saturday Field Trip to Chouteau. Cancelled. John David and Margaret McQuaig have invited us out to bird in the area near Chouteau where they live. John David, a truly expert birder, and his mom will guide us around the area. Contact John David and Margaret McQuaig at (918) 638-3088.


Oct. 19, Tue. Society Meeting.
Bolivian Macaws and the Macaw Grassland Reserve with Bennett Hennessy, executive director of Asociacion Armonia, a Bolivian bird conservation organization that partners with the American Bird Conservancy. The presentation includes an overview of the macaws of Bolivia and the creation of a grassland reserve, home of the Blue-throated Macaw.

 

November 2010

Nov. 6, Sat. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Ray Harral Nature Center in Broken Arrow. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us to help plant native plants, install bluebird boxes and perform trail maintenance. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Nov. 5-7 Weekend Field Trip to the Great Salt Plains for cranes, ducks, geese, and other winter birds. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.


Nov. 16, Tue. Society Meeting.
Bird Banding in California with Dan Reinking, senior biologist at the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, OK. He will discuss his experiences at a long-term bird banding site in California. The program will include his visit to the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.


Nov. 20, Sat.  TAS 75th Anniversary Events

8:00 a.m. - Birding With Audubon, Oxley Nature Center Outing is free and open to the public, but to ensure a quality experience participation will be limited  Please reserve your spot by contacting Jim Mitchell at jc4649mit@cox.net or 918-272-6755

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Bird is the Word Workshop - Oxley Nature Center Workshop is free, but seating is limited  Please reserve your spot by contacting Jim Mitchell at jc4649mit@cox.net or 918-272-6755

6:30 p.m. - Adventures with Audubon - Monte Cassino Performing Arts Center This performance is free and open to the public, no reservations needed

December 2010

Dec. 4 Saturday Field Trip to OKC Area Lakes (Hefner and Overholser) for winter ducks, grebes, loons, etc. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.

Dec. 11, Sat. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Oxley Nature Center Habitat Improvement. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Oxley parking lot. Join us to help remove invasive species from Oxley's habitats, and perform other work to improve Oxley's trails and ecosystems. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Dec. 21, Tue. 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting - Annual Christmas Show and Tell Party. Attendees are invited to bring stories, slides, artifacts, or digital images (about 10-15) on any subject of general interest (birds, flowers, travel, etc.) to share with the group. Members bring treats to share. Digital images should be on CD or flash drive. Contact Gail Storey, 918-742-2684.

Dec. 18, Sat. Christmas Bird Count. Tulsa Audubon Society will be participating in the 111th count by the National Audubon Society. For information contact Jo Loyd, 918-835-2946.

 

January 2011

Jan. 8, 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, 918-865-7398.

Early January, Okla Dept of Wildlife Conservation Winter Bird Count

Jan. 15 Saturday "Virtual" Field Trip. We'll start out at 8:00 a.m. at Oxley Nature Center for some "real" birding, and then at 10:30 a.m. head to a classroom at the TCC northeast campus for a "virtual" field trip. We'll get hooked up to computers (there will be computers to use, or bring your laptop) and explore the bird and birding resources available on the Internet. We'll visit some web sites we like, and you can bring along your own favorite sites to share. For those interested we'll adjourn for lunch at the nearby Oklahoma Bar B Que. For more information contact Kathy Tam at buckskinhawk@hotmail.com.

Jan. 16, Sun. Eagle Days. See January 8 information.


Jan. 18, Tue. Society Meeting - Shorebird Identification
with Jim Arterburn. Having trouble identifying that “peep”? Well, help is on the way. Jim is an amazing birder and a long-time Tulsa Audubon member. He will provide some helpful tips for sorting out the many shorebirds that visit our landlocked state. Click here to visit Jim's website to view his shorebird photo galleries (and other great photography!)

Jan. 22 Saturday Field Trip to Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian for wintering geese, ducks, hawks, etc. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.

 

February 2011

Feb. 5 Postponed due to weather to Feb 12 Saturday Field Trip to Sooner Lake. Important Note: ALL participants must be listed on the official birders list maintained at the OG&E security office. Contact Cyndie Browning if your name needs to be added to that list. It is also important to RSVP to Cyndie that you will be attending, as this trip is so popular last year that we may have to limit the number of people who can attend.  For more information and to sign up contact Cyndie Browning.

Feb 12, Sat. Postponed due to weather, new date TBA. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Oxley Nature Center/Redbud Valley Habitat Improvement. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Oxley parking lot. Join us to help remove invasive species from Oxley's habitats, and perform other work to improve Oxley's trails and ecosystems. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Mid-February - Great Backyard Bird Count


Feb. 15, Tues. Society Meeting, eBird, with John Kennington,
president of the Tulsa Audubon Society. John will present a fun and instructional look at eBird.org,
a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. He will also discuss other web resources for birders, such as the OKBIRDS listserve.

Feb. 19 Saturday Field Trip to Lake Oologah/Brannen Property. Jim Mitchell led a group of Tuesday Morning Birders to here recently and everyone was impressed enough to add it to our field trip schedule. Contact Jim and Anita Mitchell.

 

March 2011

Mar. 5 Saturday Field Trip to Lake Tenkiller the premier location in Oklahoma for loons and other wintering birds. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.

Mar. 15, Tue. Society Meeting, Butterflies…Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? with Bryan Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is a retired Air Force Medical Laboratory Tech and the founder of The Butterflies of the World Foundation. He will discuss butterfly biology, where and how to observe butterflies, and butterfly conservation. Click here for his website.

Mar. 19 Saturday Field Tip to Lake Yahola and Oxley Nature Center. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.

 

April 2011

Apr. 8-10 Weekend Field Trip to Red Slough/Little River NWR. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.


Apr. 19, Tue. Society Meeting,
Attracting Purple Martins and Managing a Martin Colony with Dick Sherry. Mr. Sherry is a longtime member of Tulsa Audubon Society and has worked with Purple Martins for many years. He will discuss how to get started on hosting a martin colony and how to keep the birds safe and content.

April 15-21, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Woodward, Okla.

Apr. 23 Saturday Field Trip to Woodward Park & 31st & Riverside Bike Trail for warblers and other spring migrants. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.

Apr 29-May 1 - Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival at Quivira NWR and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area near Great Bend, KS. A group from Tulsa Audubon will be attending this festival.  Note there is a $150 registration fee which includes 2 breakfast meals and 2 dinners, four guided fieldtrips including transportation, workshops/seminars, and snacks. Contact Gail Storey for further plans, where to stay, etc. Click here for information on the festival.

 

 

May 2011

May 2, Sun. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Ray Harral Nature Center in Broken Arrow. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us to help plant native plant and perform trail maintenance. Dinner will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

May 7, 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 10, Tue. TAS Program Planning Meeting

May 14 Saturday Field Trip to the Nickel Preserve for spring migrants and early summer nesters. For more information contact Cyndie Browning.


May 17, Tue. Society Meeting.
Hummingbirds: Research in Oklahoma with Erica Judd.
Ms. Judd is a graduate student who is researching Ruby-throated and Black-chinned Hummingbirds and their hybridization in southwest Oklahoma.

Raptors In The House" with Gary & Kathy Siftar and Birds, "Adventures in Africa" with Jim & Anita Mitchell

Our scheduled speaker on hummingbirds had to cancel, but we have some first class replacements. For the first half of the meeting,  Gary and Kathy Siftar, who specialize in raptor rehabilitation, will bring two live birds to the meeting, a Mississippi Kite and a Peregrine Falcon. They will talk about the life of these birds. For the second half, Jim & Anita Mitchell will be sharing photos and stories from their recent trip to Africa.

May 24, Tue. TAS Field Trip Planning Meeting

May 21-22 Sat.-Sun. Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale. Contact Carol Eames, 918-446-2720. This event is also part of Tulsa Audubon's Together Green program. Volunteers helping present this event will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt and have Snacks and refreshments. See the Tulsa Audubon Together Green page for more info or Contact Carol Eames, 918-446-2720.

 

June 2011

Jun. 5, Sun. Summer TAS & TogetherGreen Potluck Picnic (and Final Work Day). Bring the family for some summertime fellowship and relaxation, to celebrate the year’s Volunteer Day activities, as well as our final TogetherGreen activity for the year. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Irving Park, located in Bixby on Memorial Drive, just before crossing the River. Meet at 3:00 at Oxley Nature Center. Our main project will be to install the Fred Pianalto bench, which used to be at Riverparks, on the pond next t the building. We'll need lots of help to carry out the tools, bags of cement, etc. We'll also be checking our Bluebird boxes, and doing any other light chores the staff may need doing. When we're done, we'll have our picnic, for which TAS will provide burgers, hot dogs, beverages, cups, plates, and eating utensils. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

July 2011

No events scheduled for July

 

August 2011

Aug. 13, Sat. Purple Martin Roost Watch. Each year several hundred thousand Purple Martins forma communal night roost in downtown Tulsa. This year meet at 8:15 p.m. at the Tulsa Jail's north parking lot, 300 N. Denver (just north of Denver and Brady). Everyone is also welcome to join us earlier at 6:30 p.m. at the Brady Tavern at Brady and Main (in the old Lola's location), to talk about Purple Martins and have dinner and/or drinks. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325

 

 


Previous Year's Schedules

TAS Calendar 2009-2010

TAS Calendar 2008-2009

TAS Calendar 2007-2008

TAS Calendar 2006-2007

TAS Calendar 2005-2006

TAS Field Trips 2004-2005        TAS Meetings 2004-2005

TAS Field Trips 2003-2004       TAS Meetings 2003-2004

TAS Field Trips 2002-2003       TAS Meetings 2002-2003

TAS Field Trips 2001-2002       TAS Meetings 2001-2002

 

 

 

 

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Apr. 25, Sat. Field Trip -  for spring migrants. Contact Cyndie Browning 918-492-5622 to RSVP and for more information. .

 

 

 

Apr. 29-May 1 xxxxxxxxxx - Salt Plains NWR birding festival, combined with Lesser Prairie-Chicken festival. We're going to check on these dates, but the last suggestion was that the Lesser P-C might be held on the same weekend as the Salt Plains festival to offer P-C attendees another place to bird in the area.

 

Mar. 14 Rescheduled to Mar. 21, 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.

 

Oct. 17, Sun. Together Green Event - Deep Fork NWR Habitat Improvement and Big Sit. In conjunction with the Friends of the Deep Fork NWR we will be planting native plants, doing trail maintenance and cleaning, and participating in a Big Sit bird count. Lunch will be provided and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more info contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325 and see the Tulsa Audubon Together Green page.

 

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Feb. xxxxxx, Sat. Field Trip, Birds & Wine – Drumright Area & Tidal School Vineyards.  We will begin the day looking for raptors, sparrows and other wintering birds in the Drumright area, and then warm up with a visit Tidal School Vineyards for lunch and a winery tour. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Feb. xxxxxx, Tue. Field Trip, Woodcock Watch and Weiner Roast at Mohawk Park. Leader – John Kennington.

Feb. 28, Sun. 1:00-5:00 TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Oxley Nature Center Habitat Improvement. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

 

June 5, Sat. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Ray Harral Nature Center in Broken Arrow. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us to help plant native plant and perform trail maintenance. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

 

Oct. 4, Sat. Field Trip - Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Gardens.  Visit the site of the this new facility northwest of downtown Tulsa, still under development and help TAS develop a bird list for the Gardens as we walk the grounds, viewing birds and other wildlife. We will be meeting at the Garden's Visitor's Center at 8:30. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

Directions to Visitor's Center: From Hwy 412 exit at Gilcrease Museum Road. Go north to Apache Street. Turn west (left) on Apache, which eventually turns to the right and becomes 41st West Avenue. Stay on West 41st Avenue until the first left turn, which is 31st Street North. You'll see a Post Oak Lodge sign. Turn west (left) and continue to the Lodge entrance on the right. From there, watch for the signs directing you to the visitor's center. Click here for a map

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Jan. 31, Sat. Together Green Event - Oxley Nature Center Bluebird Trail. Join us to help build and install a new Bluebird Trail at Oxley Nature Center. Snacks will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt. See the Tulsa Audubon Together Green page for more info.

 

 

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