October: The Birds, the Stones, and Cuba in 2016
Join us October 17 when Mary Lane & Steve Davis will be the guest speakers at the Oklahoma City Audubon Society meeting.
Mary and Steve are happily retired; Mary from research at the OU Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery, and Steve from evaluation at the OK Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Since retiring they’ve been able to enjoy their interest in nature, and birds in particular, through the OKC Audubon Society, birding trips in Oklahoma and other states and, more recently, on visits to Panama, Cuba and Trinidad-Tobago. In March of 2016, after accepting an invitation from a group sponsored by the Caribbean Conservation Trust, they traveled with 10 others to see the birds of Cuba. They visited six areas of the country with several guides over 12 days. On Monday night, they will share images of birds and habitat they saw on their journey, and discuss the people and culture of Cuba as well.
Steve and Mary were also in Cuba when the Rolling Stones came and gave their historic free outdoor concert.
Our meetings are held September through June on the third Monday of each month (with the exception of January, when the meeting is held on the fourth Monday). They begin at 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.
New Meeting Location:
While the Garden Center is undergoing renovations, we will meet at the Will Rogers Senior Activities Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Dr, in Will Rogers Park. We are scheduled to meet in the Senior Activities Center through Feb. 2017 at this time. That is if the renovation finishes on time.
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Adopt-A-Park at Prairie Dog Point
The members of the Oklahoma City Audubon Society have adopted Prairie Dog Point at Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner by participating in Oklahoma City Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Park program. Our commitment to the program is for assistance in litter management. The Parks department has responded to our request to have additional trash cans placed around the area to help keep the area clean.
Prairie Dog Point is located at the southwest corner of Lake Hefner. It attracts diverse species of birds throughout the seasons and is especially popular with birders during the spring and fall shorebird migrations. In addition to contributing to the beautification of our community, our participation in the program allows us to promote the area as a location of interest to birders, perhaps helping to avoid further habitat loss. Everyone is invited to participate in our Adopt-A-Park project by picking up litter during birding trips to the Point.
2015 Christmas Bird Count numbers
During the Oklahoma City Christmas Bird Count for 2015, a total of 116 species were observed on count day. Click here to view the list.
The Oklahoma City Audubon Society is neither a chapter of, nor affiliated with, the National Audubon Society.