November: The ABCs: Antarctica, Birds, and Cetaceans.
Join us November 21 when Doug Wood will be the guest speaker at the Oklahoma City Audubon Society meeting.
Dr. Wood is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. He began work at Southeastern in 2001 and teaches courses in ornithology, zoology, wildlife management, conservation, biology, bioethics, and biology for majors. His research as an avian ecologist focuses on cavity nesting birds including Prothonotary Warblers, Tree Swallows, and Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. He has also conducted research on stopover migration, nocturnal bird survey methods, endangered species management, and foraging ecology. Doug has published 33 peer-reviewed journal articles on bird research and is an avid birder and enjoys “working vacations” to birding hotspots in the U.S. and in Central America — and now to Antarctica!
Come out and bring a friend for a good evening of camaraderie and birds and great refreshments.
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.