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Tulsa Audubon Calendar


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.)

Tuesday Morning Birders. The Tuesday Morning Birders meet at 7:30 a.m. during Daylight Savings Time and 8:00 a.m. during the winter  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 Jul. & Aug. 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, and current birding conditions. For more 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. 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.

Oxley Nature Center. Note that Oxley Nature Center also offers free field trips each month. Their Saturday Morning Birding outing is on the first Saturday of the month, from 8:00-9:45, birding around Oxley Nature center; a Butterfly Walk is held the third Saturday, April through September from 9:00-11:00; a Botany Walk is held the fourth Saturday morning year-round (times vary), call 918-596-9054 to confirm time and location (sometimes at Redbud Valley). See www.oxleynaturecenter.org

 

 

September 2017


Sept. 9, Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com
Sept. 19. Tue. Society Meeting. “Oklahoma’s Wildlife Diversity“ by Mark Howery, wildlife diversity biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Mark will share his experience with the wide range of wildlife and habitats we have in our state.

Sept. 23, Sat. Monarchs on the Mountain is a festival celebrating the vital role Eastern Oklahoma plays in the Monarch Butterfly migration, at Turkey Mountain from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in the pavilion area, 6850 S. Elwood Ave. in Tulsa.

 

October 2017


Oct. 13-15 OOS (Oklahoma Ornithological Society) Fall Meeting at Univ. of Okla Biological Station, Lake Texoma . See WWW.OKBIRDS.ORG for registration info.


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

 
Oct. 17, Tue. Society Meeting. “A Window Into Bird Fatalities“ by Nathan Kuhnert. Nathan has closely documented the alarming number of bird-window collisions in downtown OKC and will share his findings and estimate of national annual mortality.  

 

Oct. 19, Thu. 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.


Oct. 20, Fri. Deadline for Bird Seed Sale orders.

 

November 2017


Nov. 5, Sun. Bird Seed Sale Pickup Day. 10:00 - 4:00.

Nov. 11, Saturday Morning Birders. Leader: Terry Mitchell, tasfieldtrips@gmail.com
Nov. 21. Tue. Society Meeting. “New Guinea: Birds of Paradise and Endemics“ by Dr. Doug Wood, 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.

Nov. 17-18 Fri. & Sat. Wild at Art. Join us for our annual show featuring original fine art, crafts, food and drink all created by Oklahoma artists and artisans. At the Tulsa Garden Center Fri. Noon-7:00, Sat. 10:00-4:00.See www.tulsaaudubon.org/wild-at-art-htm

 

December 2017


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


Dec. 16, Sat. Christmas Bird Count. Tulsa Audubon Society participates in the 116th count by the National Audubon Society. For information contact Jeff Cox, 918-629-2140, jeffacox54@gmail.com

 

Dec. 19, Tue. 7:30 p.m. Society Meeting . Annual Christmas Show and Tell Party. 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.

 

January 2018


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

 
Jan. 16, Tue. Society Meeting. “A Naturalist’s Year in South Africa“ by Chris Butler, Ph.D. Dr. Butler is an ornithologist and professor of biology at the University of Central Oklahoma  

 

Jan. 20, Sat. Field Trip. Tallgrass Prairie Preserve & Vicinity. Meet at the meet at the Preserve Headquarters at 8:00 a.m. Leader: Jim Deming, birdbrain.jim@gmail.com, 864-4707.

 

Jan. 27, Sat. Annual Eagle Day along the river in south Tulsa, tentatively at Helmerich Park, 73rd & S. Riverside Dr. on Sat. morning. Check web site for final location depending on where the eagles are nesting. Following the watches are presentations focusing primarily on Bald Eagles, featuring live eagles and raptors, hosted at the Jenks High School, 3rd & F St. Food, t-shirts, vendors will be present. Note there are no Sunday events!

 

February 2018


Feb 3, Sat. 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. Contact Gary Siftar, 918-455-6627, gsiftar@okraptors.com

 

Feb. 4, Sun. Field Trip. Fort Cobb Lake. This trip is in conjunction with the OKC Audubon Society. Meet at the Braum’s on Garth Brooks Blvd. just off I-40 in Yukon at 7:00 a.m. For breakfast. The group will leave promptly at 7:30 a.m. and return to that
Braum’s at 5:30 p.m. Nearly all the places to be birded are paved, and walking will be easy. Leader: Larry Mays, 405-568-8775. Tulsa participants may want to drive to OKC on Saturday. Date is tentative, double check web site in January.

 

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

 

Feb. 20, Tues. Society Meeting, “Northern Saw-whet Owls In Oklahoma: An Historical Perspective & New Information“ by Mia Revels, Ph.D. , Dr. Revels is currently an Associate Professor at Northeastern State University.

 

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 2018


Mar. 8, Thu. After Work Beginning Birding. All ages and skill levels welcome for a short walk. Meet at 4:30 pm Leader: John Kennington, 918-809-6325.at the Lake Yahola Monument, 3730 Mohawk Blvd (just north of the water plant).

 

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

 

Mar. 21, Tue. Society Meeting, “Oklahoma’s Wacky Weather Outreach“ by The National Weather Center in Norman, OK

 

April 11-18, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Woodward, Okla. See www.lektreks.org

 

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

 

Apr. 17, Tue. Society Meeting, “Jewels of the Texas Coast“ by Jay Pruett. Jay is Director of Conservation for the Nature Conservancy, Oklahoma Chapter as well as an exert birder and world traveler. 

 

May 2018


May 5, Sat. Big Day Count. Tulsa Audubon Society annual day-long, county-wide census of migrant and resident species. For information contact Josh Smith, jsmi81.js@gmail.com, 918-724-9709.

 

May 12, Saturday Morning Birders. Cancelled for May, in lieu of the Pathfinder Parkway Field Trip.

 

May 12, Sat. Field Trip. Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville. Local exert Mark Peterson will lead us at one of the premier spots for warblers and Spring migrants in Oklahoma. Meet at 7:00 a.m at the McDonalds at Hwy 75 & Price Road in Bartlesville. For more information contact Jim Deming, birdbrain.jim@gmail.com, 864-4707.

 

May 15, Tue. Society Meeting, “Happy Dinosaurs and Other Misconceptions about Global Climate Change“ by Stan Rice, Ph.D. Dr. Rice is 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 19-20 Sat.-Sun. Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale. See www.tulsaaudubon.org for more information, admission donation and a map to the gardens on the tour. Contact Alyne Eiland, 918-299-7515, eiland@swbell.net

 

June 2018


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

 

Jun. 10, 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 burgers & hot dogs, beverages, cups, plates, and eating utensils. Contact johnkennington@gmail.com, 918-809-6325.

 

July 2018


No Events Scheduled

 

August 2018


Aug. 4, Sat. First Purple Martin Roost Watch. Exact location to be announced, depending on where in the Tulsa area the martins decide to roost! Contact johnkennington@gmail.com, 918-809-6325.

 

Aug. 18, Sat. Second Purple Martin Roost Watch. Exact location to be announced, depending on where in the Tulsa area the martins decide to roost! Contact johnkennington@gmail.com, 918-809-6325.