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Tulsa Audubon Calendar

Calendar Changes

Due to all the recent weather issues we have rearranged our remaining calendar. Alyne Eiland will now be speaking on backyard habitat gardening at our May 19th meeting. Jeremy Tubbs, spoke about the Nickel Preserve in March. David Stahle's talk on The Ancient Cross Timbers remains scheduled for April. Jay Pruett's talk on the Birds of Madagascar will be rescheduled in the Fall.


Regularly Scheduled Events
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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. (year-round) 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. The Saturday Morning Birders meet 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). Click here for a map. 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. Note: Dec 2014 SMBs will meet on 1st Sat.

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

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, Apr-Sept, 9:00

Fourth Saturday, January through December. Oxley Nature Center Botany Walk, 10:30, 8:00 in summer Call 669-6644 to confirm location (sometimes held at Redbud Valley).


 

September 2014


Sept. 13, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com.

 

Sept. 16, Tue. Society Meeting. “Fire & Grazing is for the Birds ”, with Dr. Torre Hovick. Torre Hovick, Ph.D. is Sr. Research Specialist in the Dept. of Research Ecology & Management at Okla. State Univ. His dissertation research explored the interaction between fire and grazing on bird populations. You can find his published master’s thesis on Amazon: Survival of Grasshopper Sparrows During Two Important Life Stages in Grassland Management.

 

October 2014


Oct. 11, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com

 

Oct. 21, Tue. Society Meeting. “Ecuador in 4G: Going, Going, Guango, Galapagos" with  Dr. Doug Wood. Doug Wood, Ph.D., is Professor of Biological  Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is an ornithologist and avid birder who travels far and wide in pursuit of birds. Tonight’s talk will feature photographs and tales from his recent adventures in the Galapagos Islands.

 

Oct. 1-12. Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall meeting, Stillwater, OK. See www.okbirds.org

 

 

November 2014


Nov. 1, Sun. Bird Seed Sale Pickup Day. 10:00 - 4:00.

 

Nov. 8, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com

Nov. 18, Tue. Wild at Art. Join us for our annual Wild at Art event, featuring original fine art, high-end artisanal crafts, signed prints and photographs, and fabulous gift items, all created by Oklahoma artists and artisans. It will be held at the Tulsa Garden Center from 1:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., the start of our monthly TAS meeting. For this special day our speaker is Suzie Gilbert, author, blogger & bird rehabber from New York. Booths will reopen at about 8:45 though 9:15 for last minute purchases. See www.tulsaaudubon.org/wild-at-art-htm

 

Nov. 18, Tue. Society Meeting. “Adventures in Rehabbing", with Suzie Gilbert. Suzie Gilbert lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and has been rehabbing birds for over twenty years. She's written a memoir about the slippery slope all rehabbers eventually slide down, called “Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings,” and the children's book "Hawk Hill".
 

Please note Tulsa Audubon's Wild at Art is also held on this date, before and after the monthly program.

 

 

December 2014


Postponed, Date TBA. Dec. 5, Fri. Jenks High School Ornithology Open House.  See what Oklahoma’s first and only high school ornithology class has been up to. Come and go anytime from 3:00-6:00pm on the 3rd floor of the Math and Science building (from A St. in Jenks and turn N. on 2nd St., continue past stadium to the Math and Science Center

 

Dec. 6, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com (note this is the first Saturday this month only.)

 

Dec. 16, Tue. 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting - Annual Christmas Show and Tell Party/Flycatcher Trail Update by Todd Humphrey. Attendees are invited to bring stories, artifacts, or images (about 10-15 on a flash drive) to share with the group. Members bring treats to share. Todd Humphrey is a TAS Board Member and Jenks Freshman Academy and high school teacher. Todd developed the state’s first high school ornithology class. In 2013, he obtained a Toyota Together Green Grant, which he coupled with multiple other funding sources and land provided by the Jenks School System, to develop Flycatcher Trails. Flycatcher Trails is an example of sustainable landscaping to attract wildlife.

 

Dec. 17, Wed. After Work Beginning Birding. All ages and skill levels welcome for a short walk. Meet at 4:30 pm at Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St in Broken Arrow (On 121st between Elm and Lynn Lane). Leader: John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

Dec. 20, Sat. Christmas Bird Count. Tulsa Audubon Society will be participating in the 115th count by the National Audubon Society. For information contact Jo Loyd, jo.loyd@sbcglobal.net, 918-835-2946

 

Tentative Dec. 27, 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, Lori_Jones@fws.gov, 918-652-0456.

 

 

January 2015


Early January, Okla Dept of Wildlife Conservation Winter Bird Count

 

Jan. 10, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com.

 

Jan. 20, Tue. Society Meeting - "Bird Vocalization " with Tim O’Connell. Tim O’Connell, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Research Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University. Through field studies of breeding songbirds, Dr. O’Connell asks important questions about ecology and how we can apply what we know in working toward restoration. He is highly skilled in recognizing bird vocalization and will share knowledge in that area tonight.

 

Jan. 24-25, 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 presentations and speakers focusing primarily on Eagles, hosted at the Jenks High School freshmen building. It will include food, t-shirts, vendors 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, t.humphrey@cox.net

 

Jan. 31, Sat. (Postponed to Feb 7 due to bad weather)  Visit to the Iowa Tribe’s Bah Kho-je Xla Chi (Grey Snow Eagle House) in Perkins, OK, an eagle rehabilitation facility to house and protect injured eagles. They have over 50 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.

 

 

 

February 2015


Mid-February - Great Backyard Bird Count

 

Feb. 10, Tues. or Feb. 11, Wed. "Using eBird", with Kathy McAnally. Explore Cornell University’s database Ebird.  We will learn how to record our sightings, use the tools to plan trips and record your life lists.  Remember using Ebird contributes the necessary data to aid Cornell’s research. Choose either Tues from 12:30-1:30 pm or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Registration is limited to 20, and you must email kathy.mcanally@tulsacc.edu to register by Feb 1.

 

Feb. 14, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. . Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com.

 

Feb. 17, Tues.  Rescheduled for Feb 24 Tues. Rescheduled for May 19 Society Meeting, “Wildlife Habitat Gardening”, with Alyne Eiland . Alyne Eiland, Master Gardener, has been a driving force behind Tulsa Audubon Society’s annual wildlife habitat garden tour and native plant sale for a number of years. She has been extensively involved in coordinating the plantings for Flycatcher Trails Living Classroom, a joint venture between Tulsa Audubon Society and the Jenks School District with funding provided primarily through National Audubon Society and Toyota’s Together Green Program.

Late Feb. Woodcock Watch.  Exact date will depend on when we started observing the Woodcock begin their displays. Watch email, website or Facebook for announcement.

 

March 2015


Mar. 4, Wed. After Work Beginning Birding. Canceled due to weather All ages and skill levels welcome for a short walk. Meet at 4:30 pm at Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St in Broken Arrow (On 121st between Elm and Lynn Lane). Leader: John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

Mar. 14, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com

 

Mar. 17, Tue. Society Meeting.  "The Nature Conservancy’s J. T. Nickel Family Nature & Wildlife Preserve" with Jeremy Tubbs. Jeremy Tubbs is Preserve Director for The Nature Conservancy’s J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve. Jeremy will discuss ongoing restoration projects at the Preserve and will give us an overview of the Preserve’s beauty and wildlife diversity.

 

April 2015


Apr. 8, Wed. After Work Beginning Birding. All ages and skill levels welcome for a short walk. Meet at 6:00 pm at Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St in Broken Arrow (On 121st between Elm and Lynn Lane). Leader: John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

Apr. 11, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com.

 

April 17-18, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Woodward, Okla. See www.lektreks.org.

 

Apr. 21, Tue. Society Meeting, “The Ancient Cross Timbers: Tree Rings, Climate History, and Conservation ” with David Stahle , David Stahle, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include all aspects of dendrochronology, particularly climate change and the proxy evidence for past variation in the El Nino/Southern Oscillation and other large scale atmospheric circulations.

 

Apr. 24-25, Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas. Weekend field trip to these famous wetlands in southern Kansas at the height of shorebird migration. Contact Jim Mitchell, jc4649mit@cox.net, (918) 671-3721 for more information.

 

 

May 2015


May 2, Sat. Big Day Count. Tulsa Audubon Society annual day-long, county-wide census of migrant and resident species. For information contact Jo Loyd, jo.loyd@sbcglobal.net, 918-835-2946.

 

May 9, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com.

 

May 19, Tue. Society Meeting, “Wildlife Habitat Gardening”, with Alyne Eiland . Alyne Eiland, Master Gardener, has been a driving force behind Tulsa Audubon Society’s annual wildlife habitat garden tour and native plant sale for a number of years. She has been extensively involved in coordinating the plantings for Flycatcher Trails Living Classroom, a joint venture between Tulsa Audubon Society and the Jenks School District with funding provided primarily through National Audubon Society and Toyota’s Together Green Program.

 

May 30-31 Sat.-Sun. Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale. See the www.tulsaaudubon.org for more information and a map to the gardens on the tour. Contact John Kennington, johnkennington@gmail.com, 918-809-6325.

 

 

June 2015


June 13, Sat. Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com

 

Jun. 21, Sun. Summer Potluck Picnic. Bring the family for some summertime fellowship and relaxation. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St in Broken Arrow (On 121st between Elm and Lynn Lane). TAS will provide beverages, cups, plates, and eating utensils. Contact John Kennington, 918-809-6325.

 

 

July 2015


Jul. 25, Sat. First 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.

 

 

August 2015


Aug. 8, Sat. Second 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 2013-2014

TAS Calendar 2012-2013

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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