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Tulsa Audubon Calendar


Scroll down for the 2011-2012 events

Regularly Scheduled Events

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.)


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Field Trips. TAS holds regularly scheduled field trips on the second Saturday of each month. The location will vary each month, based on the weather, current birding conditions, and the interests of those who are in attendance.

 

Anyone who would like to bird with us on that day will meet at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria in Tulsa (click here for a map.) at 8:00 AM. The people who show up will decide where they want to bird that day, arrange themselves in carpools (as appropriate), and then go find some birds!

 

We will also schedule occasional field trips on other weekends. Some may be out-of-town and/or weekend trips. These will be announced at least a month ahead of time so that you can put them on your calendar and plan to attend.


Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information

 

Tuesday Morning Birders. The Tuesday Morning Birders meet at 8:00 a.m. October through March and 7:30 a.m. April through September every Tuesday morning at the Tulsa Garden Center. 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).


September 2011

Sept. 10, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

Sept. 20, Tue. Society Meeting. Ecuador Zero,  Birds 1515, with Dr. Doug Wood. Dr. Wood, ornithologist and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will share pictures and anecdotes from his recent trip to Ecuador.


October 2011

Oct. 8, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

Oct. 15, Sat. Bird Seed Sale Pick Day. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 18, Tue. Society Meeting. , “What’s up with the hummers?" Hybrid Hummingbirds in Oklahoma with Dr. Chris Butler, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Butler will discuss his studies of natural hybridization in Oklahoma hummingbirds.

 

Oct. 21-23. Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall meeting, Univ. of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. See www.okbirds.org

 

Oct. 29-30.  Fence Marking at Selman Ranch, Woodward, OK. We will be joining the Payne County Audubon Society and the Sierra Club on an outing to mark fences in the area of the Selman Ranch north of Woodward to make the area safer for Lesser Prairie-Chickens. For more information, contact Les Imboden, lesnpat@yahoo.com.


November 2011

POSTPONED Nov. 5, Sat. (tentative) 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, perform trail maintenance and install new interpretive signs. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS water bottle. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

Nov. 12, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

Nov. 15, Tue. Society Meeting. Back from the Brink: History, Population Status, and Recovery Plan of the Black- Capped Vireo in Oklahoma, with Dr. Joe Grzybowski, biologist, ornithologist, and professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Gryzbowski will describe his recovery work with this charming, endangered bird.


Nov. 26, Sat. Sooner Lake
If, during the long Thanksgiving weekend, you feel like gettin' out among the birds for a little while, why not meet me (Cyndie Browning) at Sooner Lake in Payne County at 8:30 on Saturday morning, Nov. 26th?  We'll be birding with members and guests of the Payne County Audubon Society.

Access to Sooner Lake is somewhat restricted by OG&E.  For more information, see the note labeled "Sooner Lake Access" on the Guide to Birding In Oklahoma page for Sooner Lake. If you plan to attend this trip, I must receive your names and addresses no later than Monday, Nov. 21st, in order to have enough time to update and send the list of birders to OG&E before Nov. 26th. Plan to arrive at the Sooner Lake parking lot outside the security fences at 8:30 AM.  Bring binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them.  Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of fluids and snacks.  And if you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me at tasfieldtrips@gmail.com

December 2011

Dec. 10, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

Dec. 10, 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 water bottle. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

Dec. 17, 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.

 

Dec. 20, 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 Cheryl Kilpatrick, 918-749-6935.

 

January 2012

Jan. 14-15, Sat. Eagle Days. This year we will have a new location and format for our January Eagle Days celebration, now to be held along the river in south Tulsa on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Following the morning watch, there will be a round robin series of interesting presentations and speakers, focusing primarily on Bald Eagles, hosted at the Jenks High School freshmen building. It will include food, t-shirts, and hopefully even live raptors. The exact Eagle watch location will be announced later in the Fall, and may include a nesting Bald Eagle For more information contact Todd Humphrey, 918-810-4492.

Jan. 14, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. This month the Second Saturday field trip will be to Riverside Drive to view Bald Eagles.

Early January, Okla Dept of Wildlife Conservation Winter Bird Count

Jan. 17, Tues. Society Meeting, Birds of Borneo, with Jay Pruett, Director of Conservation, Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Jay will share photos and experiences from his recent 3 week trip to Borneo.

 

February 2012

Feb 4, Sat. Visit to the Iowa Tribe’s Bah Kho-je Xla Chi (Grey Snow Eagle House) in Perkins, OK, a new eagle rehabilitation facility to house and protect injured eagles. They have 35 non-releasable Golden and Bald Eagles. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Braum's parking lot at 101st and Riverside in south Tulsa. Click here for their web page. For more information, contact Gary Siftar, 918-455-6627, gsiftar@okraptors.com.

Feb. 11, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

Mid-February - Great Backyard Bird Count

 

Feb. 21, Tue. Society Meeting - Creating the Successful Butterfly Garden with Sandra Schwinn of Bixby.  Sandra will present a video showcasing some of the 83 species of butterflies that have been documented in her garden.  Of the 117 documented Tulsa country species, Sandra’s garden boasts several Tulsa county records.

 

March 2012

Mar. 10, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

Mar. 20, Tue. Society Meeting, What’s so special about Black Mesa Country and the new museum exhibit? with Dr. Gary Schnell, curator of birds, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and professor of zoology, the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Schnell will discuss Oklahoma's black mesa country and the new Black Mesa exhibit at the museum.


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Mar 24, Sat. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Oxley Nature Center/Redbud Valley Habitat Improvement. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Redbud Valley parking lot. We will be doing trail maintenance, so bring lopers if you have them and work gloves. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS water bottle. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.
 

April 2012

Apr. 14, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

Apr. 15 Sun. TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, Ray Harral Nature Center in Broken Arrow. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us to install the new interpretive signs being provided by TAS, and perform other park trail maintenance. Dinner will be provided, and participants will receive a Together Green/TAS water bottle. For more information, contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

Apr. 17, Tue. Society Meeting, Birding by Radar: A Tool for Understanding Bird Migration with Dr. Jeff Kelly, Associate Professor of Zoology and Heritage Zoologist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, the University of Oklahoma.  Dr. Kelly will discuss his studies of bird migration using radar, focusing mainly on purple martin post breeding roosts.

April 26-30, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Woodward, Okla.

 

May 2012

 

May 5, 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 12, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

May 15, Tue. Society Meeting. A Look at the Biodiversity of Pontotoc Ridge and Surrounds, with Jona Tucker, Arbuckle Plains/Blue River Project Manager for the Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

 

May 19 Special Field Trip to the Ponotoc Ridge Preserve with Jona Tucker. Join us for a day of birds, bugs, & blooms at TNC's Pontotoc Ridge Preserve. Don't miss this one since Pontotoc Ridge in spring is a sight to behold. We'll be black lighting for moths Friday evening and an evening walk on the prairie isn't out of the question either. Saturday will be a full day. We'll start at 8:00 (maybe earlier), take a lunch break around noon, and go til everybody is pooped. For more information contact John Fisher, 918-245-8662.

 

May 19-20 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 water bottle. See the Tulsa Audubon Together Green page for more info or Contact Alyne Eiland at 918 521-8894.

 

June 2012

June 9, Sat. Second Saturday Field Trip. Contact Cyndie Browning at 918-994-6865 or e-mail tasfieldtrips@gmail.com for more information.

 

Jun. 10, Sun. Summer Potluck Picnic. Bring the family for some summertime fellowship and relaxation. This year's picnic will be at Oxley Nature Center, where will also be rededicating the Fred Pianalto Bench which was relocated from River Parks. Meet at 6:00 p.m. at Oxley Nature Center. TAS will provide beverages, cups, plates, and eating utensils. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

July 2012

No event scheduled

 

August 2012

 

Aug. 18, Sat. Purple Martin Roost Watch. Exact location to be announced, depending on where in downtown Tulsa the martins decide to roost! Meet at 8:15 8:15 p.m. at the top of the downtown Doubletree Hotel parking garage. Everyone is also invited to join other martin enthusiasts for dinner at 6:30 6:15 p.m. at the Seven West Cafe in the Double tree Hotel. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

 


Previous Year's Schedules

TAS Calendar 2010-2011

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

 

 

 

 

???, 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.

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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