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Tulsa Audubon Calendar

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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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Tuesday Morning Birders. The Tuesday Morning Birders meet at 8:00 a.m. September through March and 7:30 a.m. April through August at the LaFortune Park parking lot near the entrance at the traffic light on Yale. Birders (or would-be birders!) of any skill level are welcome to join us. For more information contact Jo Loyd, 918-835-2946 or Jana Singletary, 918-296-9629.

Saturday Morning Birders. TAS is again sponsoring the Saturday Morning Birders on the second Saturday of every month except July & August. Anyone who would like to bird with us (whatever your skill level!) is welcome meet at the monument at Lake Yahola at 8:00 a.m. in Mohawk Park, 3730 Mohawk Blvd (just north of the water plant). From there the destination will vary each month, based on the weather, current birding conditions, and the interests of those who are in attendance. For information contact leader Terry Mitchell at 918-697-3198.

Field Trips. We also schedule occasional field trips on other weekends, including some out-of-town. Some are on this calendar, others announced at least a month ahead of time so that you can put them on your calendar and plan to attend.

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 2012

Sept. 18, Tue. Society Meeting. “Ethiopia: Birds & Beasts”, with Dr. Doug Wood. Dr. Wood, ornithologist and Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will share pictures and anecdotes from his recent trip to Ethiopia.





October 2012

Oct. 13, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,


Oct. 16, Tue. Society Meeting. “The Weird & Wonderful World of Native Plants” with Marilyn Stewart. Marilyn is owner of Wild Things Nursery, which specializes in native plants for our region and is a long time vendor at our Backyard Habitat Garden Tour.






Oct. 19-21. Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall meeting, in Oklahoma City. See


Oct. 20, Sat. Bird Seed Sale Pickup Day. 10:00 - 4:00.




November 2012

Nov. 10, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,

Dr. James Meinkoth (right), OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, presents the 2009 Pfizer Distinguished Award to Dr. Jim Lish.  Meinkoth was the 2008 recipient of this prestigious award.

Nov. 20, Tue. Society Meeting. “Oklahoma’s Fantastic Red Tailed Hawks”, with Dr. Jim Lish. Dr. Lish is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma Statue University, and has devoted many years to capturing fantastic images of the many variations of the Red-tailed Hawk.





December 2012

Dec. 8, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,


Dec. 8, 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 complete other work improving Oxley's ecosystems. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a TAS water bottle. For more information, contact John Kennington,, 918-809-6325.


Dec. 15, 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. 18, 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.


CANCELLED Dec. 29, Sat. Christmas Bird Count For Kids. Bring the family to the second annual CBC For Kids, held at the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge, near Okmulgee. For information contact Lori Jones,, 918-652-0456.




January 2013

Early January, Okla Dept of Wildlife Conservation Winter Bird Count


Jan. 12, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. We will meet this month at Helerich Park in south Tulsa to join the Eagle Days event. Leader: Terry Mitchell,


Jan. 12-13, Sat/Sun. Eagle Days. Our annual Eagle Days celebration returns again to south Tulsa 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 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. 15, Tue. Society Meeting - TNC Blue River Project with Jona Tucker. Jona is the Arbuckle Plains/Blue River Project Manager for the Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.






February 2013

Feb 2, Sat. (Feb 9 if bad weather)  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,


Mid-February - Great Backyard Bird Count


Feb. 9, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. . Leader: Terry Mitchell,


POSTPONED Feb 9, 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 maintain bluebird boxes. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a TAS water bottle. For more information, contact John Kennington,, 918-809-6325.


Charles R. Brown

Feb. 19, Tues. Society Meeting, “The Complex Social Life of the Cliff Swallow: Insights from a 31-Year Study”, with Dr. Charles Brown. Dr. Brown is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Tulsa, and is a noted expert on the swallow family.




March 2013

Mar. 9, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,


Mar. 19, Tue. Society Meeting. “Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse” with Noppadal Paothong.  Noppadal is an award winning photographer for Missouri Conservationist. For the past ten years, he has been extensively documenting North American grassland grouses, publishing in 2012 his book  “Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse” See



April 2013

Apr. 13, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,

April 11-14, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Woodward, Okla. See




Apr. 16, Tue. Society Meeting, “Global Warming, Global Disruption” with Stanley Rice, Ph.D. Dr. Rice Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is author of 3 books, including Life of Earth: Portrait of a Beautiful, Middle-Aged, Stressed-Out World.





May 2013

May 4, 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 11, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,


May 21, Tue. Society Meeting. “Adventures in Wildlife Rehabbing”, with Kim Doner. Kim got snookered into rehabilitating wildlife fourteen seasons ago, and is amazed to realize she's still at it. When asked why she continues to shoulder juggling worm feedings, gooey mixes, parasites, odors, nips, snarls, and the constant threat of a beautiful wild baby dying in her hand, she still isn't sure - but it has something to do with curiosity. You just never know what the next phone call will bring. When not being driven crazy with cheeps, whines, grunts and trills, Kim is an artist here in Tulsa - and her "critter experiences" have certainly leaked in to that, too. Come enjoy her "Adventures in Wildlife Rehabbing" chat with TAS, complete with anecdotes, slides, and plenty of enthusiasm as she shares her experiences walking on the wild side.


May 18-19 Sat.-Sun. Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale. 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.  Contact Alyne Eiland at 918 521-8894 for more information.



June 2013


June 8, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell,


Jun. 16, Sun. 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 2013

No events scheduled





August 2013

Aug. 10, Sat. Purple Martin Roost Watch. Exact location to be announced, depending on where in downtown Tulsa the martins decide to roost! Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.



Previous Year's Schedules

TAS Calendar 2011-2012

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







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