Welcome to the home of Payne County Audubon Society!

Black Terns flying over Meridian Tech Pond in Stillwater, OK
Black Terns at Meridian Pond, May 2015. Photo by Scott Loss.

PCAS 2022 Calendars!

PCAS 2022 Calendars available for order! The calendars feature photos taken by winners of the ‘Birds of Payne County’ Photo Contest.

Join the PCAS Board!

Currently recruiting for Vice President!

Self-nominations encouraged! Fill out this Google form.

Christmas Bird Counts:
Dec 18 & Jan 2

Join us for the Stillwater and Sooner Lake CBCs!
Details here!

About Payne County Audubon Society

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education and wildlife conservation in Payne County, Oklahoma. We sponsor field trips and evening educational programs, an annual big day birding competition, and we award annual research grants. We are actively engaged in citizen science for ornithology by managing two Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (Stillwater and Sooner Lake) and we have led the state in submissions to the Great Backyard Bird Count. We proudly support the Important Bird Areas program in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Prairie-Chicken Festival, and the initiative to establish a statewide Audubon office. We are a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. For those so inclined, we also manage a Facebook group, which is a great place to share information, photos, and announcements relevant to birding and wildlife conservation right here in central Oklahoma.

PCAS Executive Board

April 1, 2021 Board Meeting!


Elected officers who serve on the board

  • President, Caitlin Laughlin:  caitlin.laughlin@okstate.edu
  • Vice President, Emily Geest: emily.geest@okstate.edu
  • Secretary, Mike Yough:  mike.yough@okstate.edu
  • Treasurer, Les Imboden: quailrancher@yahoo.com
  • Immediate Past-President: Tim O’Connell: tim.oconnell@okstate.edu


Members of the board who are not officers

  • Kevin Wilson
  • Jessica Torres
  • Jim Cowley
  • Leslie Miller
  • Maggie Vinson

Interested in serving on the board? We are always on the look out for interested locals! If you would like to be contacted about serving as a officer or director position, please complete this Google Form. We will check submissions when there is an opening (once a year) and contact any interested humans at that time. Board member terms turn over at the first of the year.
Current deadline for next election: December 20, 2021

Please take a moment to learn about John James Audubon and how his name became synonymous with bird conservation more than 100 years ago.


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