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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.


SPRING BANQUET

To the Philippines and Back!
Speakers: Joelle Finley and Ken Harris
Date: Tuesday, May 16
Times: Cash bar 6:30 p.m., buffet 7:00 and program at 8:00
Location: Andrea's Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie 70002

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Joelle and Ken just returned from a 3 week birding trip visiting 3 of those islands, Luzon, Palawan and Mindanao. The Philippine archipelago is home to over 170 endemic species of birds including the monkey eating Philippine Eagle. Join us to see how they made out and what birds they saw and photographed.

Dinner Menu: Andrea’s Green Garden Salad Served with Creamy Italian Dressing Eggplant Parmigiana OR Cannelloni Andrea, Chocolate Mousse
Cost: $30.00 per person; mail with check payable to Orleans Audubon Society, c/o Mary Joe Krieger, OAS Treasurer, 3623 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125, 504-866-3396. Include your entree selection.

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.

Birding Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Boy Scout Road parking lot. Take Hwy 190 2.7 miles east of Lacombe to Transmitter Rd; turn toward Lake Pontchartrain and drive to T-junction; turn right and go to the second parking lot on the left.
Leader: Ed Wallace (504) 343-1433

Birding Bonnet Carre Spillway (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Norco Boat Launch. Take I-10 west, exit onto I-310 then Airline Hwy (US 61) west, turn right onto the east Spillway levee, and turn left down to the boat launch. May need rubber boots
Leader: Chris Brantley (985) 237-5399

Birding Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge and Honey Island (half-day trip)
Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at the entrance to the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, Exit 5b (Honey Island Swamp) off of I-59. Good chance to see Swallow-tailed Kite and 10 species of breeding warblers including Swainson’s.
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

Birding Festivals

St. Bernard Bird Festival
Dates: Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Location: Los Islenos Museum Complex, 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA

FRIDAY May 5, 2017
11:00 am-4:30pm
Bird Banding, Audubon Louisiana, Outdoor Pavilion
*Guided Birding Tours, all day
Wood Carving Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day
St. Bernard Art Guild Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day

12 Noon “Re-forestation and Habitat” James Stram, Common Ground Relief Wetlands
Bird Banding

1:00 pm Guided Native Plant Tour (Tentative) Outdoor Pavilion

2:00 pm “How We Can Assist Migrant Song Birds with Habitat and Nesting Houses?” Dr. Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana
Bird Banding

3:00 pm “Introduction to Native Animals of South Louisiana” Wayne Burgess, LSU Extension Service
Bird Banding

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2017

9:00-4:30 pm Bird Banding, Audubon Louisiana, Outdoor Pavilion
*Guided Birding Tours, Outdoor Pavilion
Wood Carving Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day
St. Bernard Art Guild Exhibit, Outdoor Pavilion, all day

12 Noon “Wetland Loss and Restoration” James Stram, Common Ground Relief Wetlands
Bird Banding

1:00 pm “Recovery Efforts by Wildlife and Fisheries of Whooping Cranes, Bald Eagles and Other Species” Samantha Collins, Research Biologist, LDWF

1:30 pm Guided Native Plant Tour (Tentative) (Outdoor Pavillion)

2:00 pm “Everything You Wanted to Know about Purple Martins” Krista Adams

3:00 pm “Spring Migration of Birds in Louisiana: Connecting Habitats and Hemispheres” Dr. Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana
Bird Banding

4:00 pm Bird Banding, Guided Bird Tours

* All birding tours will begin at the Islenos Museum Complex (Outdoor Pavilion) and last approximately one hour. One birding site will be on Islenos Museum property and two other birding sites are located approximately three miles away from the Islenos Museum. Visitors must provide their own transportation and food. Coffee and water available.

**All presentations will occur in the Frank M. Fernandez, Jr. Isleno Center

See also Birding Workshops and Courses

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

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