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Orleans Audubon Monthly Programs

The Orleans Audubon Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings held at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist are free and open to the public. Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, is located in Lakeview, on the southwest corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and 38th Street.

Photo credit: Joseph Kennedy

Fall OAS-Crescent Bird Club Joint Banquet

LSU Museum of Natural Science Fieldwork in South America and the Discovery of 42+ New Species of Birds and 5 New Genera

Program by Dr. James Van Remsen

Date: Tuesday, October 17th
Location: Augie's Restaurant, 6005 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123
Times: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. banquet, 8:00 p.m. program
Cost: $25.00 by October 10th, or late registration: $30 if by October 13th. No reservations after October 13—no exceptions.
Reservations: Reservations must be received by October 13th. Mail with check payable to ORLEANS AUDUBON SOCIETY to: Mary Joe Krieger, OAS Treasurer, 3623 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125, Phone: (504) 866-3396 maryjkrieger@gmail.com Include your name, address, phone number and email address and specify your Entrée Choice: Catfish Pecan, Veal Parmesan, or Chicken St. John. All come with salad, bread pudding and iced tea.

Our dynamic speaker, Dr. James "Van" Remsen is the Curator of Birds, McIlhenny Distinguished Professor of Natural Science, and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU. Remsen was a fanatical naturalist starting at age 5 and a rabid birder by age 11. To have landed and held a job for 27 years at one of the world’s centers for tropical bird research, with great colleagues and students, is a dream fulfilled. His studies focus on the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of Neotropical birds, particularly those of the Andes and the Amazon basin.

Orleans Audubon Monthly Birding Trips

Birding trips are co-hosted by Orleans Audubon and the Crescent Bird Club. All are welcome. Bring binoculars and drinking water, wear hiking shoes or boots. A hat, sun screen, other protection from the elements and insect repellent are advisable. Call the trip leader if you have questions.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Visitors’ Center Parking Lot in the Barataria Unit of the park located on Hwy. 45. Follow signs off of the West Bank Exp. for the National Park.
Leader: Jean Lafitte’s very own David M. Fox (504) 382-9640

Grand Isle (all day trip)
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the grocery/gas station on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Hwy 3090 (Fourchon Rd.) right where you come off of the new bridge. Note: The new bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway is now a toll bridge. You can pay your toll at the toll booth at the bridge.
Leader: Grand Isle’s own Casey Wright (504) 343-6225

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, November 4
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) across from Recovery Road in New Orleans East. Exit I-510; go left on Hwy 90, about 4 miles to parking area on the left.
Leaders: Jennifer and Tom Coulson (504) 717-3544

Diamond and Venice (all day trip)
Date: Saturday, November 11
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Cross the Crescent City Connection, On Westbank Exp. exit Hwy 23 (Lafayette St/Bell Chase Hwy), drive 5 miles and meet in Balestra’s Associated Grocery parking lot, on the right just past the Intersection with Hwy 406 (Woodland Hwy)
Leader: Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433

St. Bernard (half day)
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Hoefer’s gas station on the corner of Paris Rd. and Judge Perez in Chalmette.
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

Birding Festivals and Meetings

Louisiana Ornithological Society Fall Meeting
Dates: October 27–28
Location: Cameron, LA
Friday night program: Jed Pitre, “Joy of Birding at Audubon's Hog Island”
Friday night banquet: Frank Moore, “Stopover Biology of Migratory Songbirds: Challenges, Consequences and Connections”
For details, check the LOS Website http://www.losbird.org or contact Joelle Finley: (504) 715-2647, jjf1946@gmail.com

See also Birding Workshops and Courses

Birding Workshops and Courses | http://www.jjaudubon.net/node/2233

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