The Orleans Audubon Society has created an award to honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Louisiana’s wildlife and wild places.
We can all take inspiration from these wonderful individuals.
Rufus C. Harris, Jr. – OAS presented the very first Swallow-tailed Kite Award to Rufus C. Harris, Jr., at the spring banquet on May 21, 2013. Mr. Harris was honored for his service to OAS and especially for his dedication to the Swallow-tailed Kite Project. He has volunteered for the kite project for over 20 years, assisting in every way imaginable, including: finding and monitoring nests, banding and radio-tracking kites, conducting boat and airplane surveys, fund-raising, photography, and landowner liaisons.
He served on the Board of Directors for five years, during which time he chaired the Legal Committee and served on the Fund-raising and Sanctuary committees. Rufus also helped oversee the construction of the boardwalk at the Marguerite Moffett Audubon Sanctuary.