November: South Africa – From Savannah to Sea
Doug’s presentation ‘South Africa – From Savannah to Sea’ will emphasize photos and a discussion of the birds, mammals, and conservation in South Africa. Locations visited include Kruger National Park, Wakkerstroom, the Drakensberg Mountains, the East Cape, and Cape Town and its surroundings.
Dr. Wood is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is in his 13th year of teaching at SOSU. He is primarily an ornithologist, but also teaches a wide variety of classes in zoology, conservation, wildlife management, and biology. His hobbies include birding, photography, travel, and books.
Doug is the Past-President of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society and is respected and admired by his students, cohorts and fellow birders and a favorite among the outstanding speakers at OKC Audubon meetings.
Come out to enjoy Doug’s trip to South Africa, share in the camaraderie and bring a friend for another good evening with fellow bird enthusiasts.
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. at the Will Rogers Garden Center, I-44 and NW 36th Street. Visitors are always welcome.
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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.
2014 Christmas Bird Count numbers
During the Oklahoma City Christmas Bird Count for 2014, 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.