Birding Hot Spots

Birding Hot Spots
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Schedule  2018

Our  field trip co-chairs are Mark Delgrosso  ( and Betz Hacker (
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14: Wednesday, Crystal Lake.  Time: 9am-11:00: Location: SW 15, about ¼ mile west of SW MacArthur St, OKC. Meet in the parking lot in front of the fishing dock. Leader: Betz Hacker RSVP (would be helpful) 

28: Wednesday, Soldier Creek Industrial Park trails(SCIP for short). Time: 9:00-11:00. Location: Midwest City. The parking area is just east of the corner of NE 23rd and Air Depot on the south side of the road. It has a porta potty and a nice gazebo with a trail map. The trails are basically for mountain biking. They are decent dirt trails and extend about 3-4 miles. Leader: Jimmy Woodard. RSVP (would be helpful):


3: Saturday, Wichita Mtns NWR. [note date has changed] Time: 9am. All day. Location: Meet at Love’s Truck Stop, Hwy 49, just off Hwy 44 (Medicine Park Exit). Kurt will lead us on a trail in the refuge. We can expect to see many wintering sparrows, wrens, longspurs and there are always surprises. Leader: Kurt Meisenzahl RSVP (would be helpful) or

6: Tuesday: Stinchcomb WildlifeRefuge. Time: 2pm. We’ve not done afternoon field trips so this is a first. Location: Meet in front of Route 66 Donuts at 8368 NW 39th EXPY, Bethany, OK (It closes at noon) and we can carpool as Wildlife refuge parking area is very small. Time permitting, we will also go to Rose Lake. Leader: To be Determined

17: Saturday, Mitch Park. Time: 7:30 am – 11:00. Location: Old School Bagel Cafe at 775 W. Covell Road, Edmond. Leader: Hal Yocum RSVP

27: Tuesday, Red Rock Canyon State Park. Afternoon walk. Location: Meet at the north end of the Kohl’s parking lot behind IHOP on 7708 Northwest Expressway (or if you choose to drive to the park, 2:30 in the parking area). Red Rock Canyon is approximately an hour drive. We’ll bird from about 2:30 till 5:30 and you will arrive back around 6:30. Leader: To be determined


3: Tuesday, Lake Overholser. Morning walk  Meet 8 am in the parking lot on the east side of Eagle  Lane. ( east of the Boat Hous). We will drive to various areas around the lake. Leader: To be determined

21: Spring Big Sit: this laid-back birding event will take place on the property of John Cleal and Marion Homier.  Times and directions will be provided closer to the event. Leader: Marion Homier (

24: Tuesday, Lake Hefner. Morning walk  Meet at 8 am in the parking lot on the west side of the canal 

28-30 Oklahoma Ornithological Society spring meeting: weekend: More information to follow


1: Tuesday: Will Rogers Park. Morning

12: Pathfinder Parkway Location: Bartlesville [in conjunction w. Tulsa Audubon]: Meet at 7:00 a.m at the McDonalds at Hwy 75 & Price Road in Bartlesville. Leader: Local expert Mark Peterson will lead us at one of the premier spots for warblers and Spring migrants in Oklahoma. For more information contact Jim Deming,, 918-864-4707.

19: Saturday. Thunderbird Lake. all day (more information to follow)

MAY ?: Quivira NWR, KS: once again, depending on my availability and interest from club members,  I will lead an excursion to this National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas for breeding Black Rails.  A side trip to Cheyenne Bottoms will also be on offer. Given the distance from OKC expect to spend at least 1 night in KS.  Leader: Mark Delgrosso (