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.

2023 Birds of Payne County Photo Contest

Now accepting photo submissions for the 2023 Birds of Payne County calendar!
Complete entry rules here!

Birdlam 2022 results are in

Birdlam 2022 was a rousing success. Bird species totals and Birdlam winners may be found here!

September General Meeting

Join us on Thursday, September 22nd, at 6:30pm at Couch Park Pavilion #2 for our fall general member meeting! Nature’s Vein will be releasing a pair of Mississippi Kites!

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

February 7, 2022 Board Meeting!


Elected officers who serve on the board

  • President, Emily Geest:  emily.geest@okstate.edu
  • Vice President, Magdalena Vinson: magdalena.vinson@gmail.com
  • Secretary, Mike Yough:  mike.yough@okstate.edu
  • Treasurer, Les Imboden: quailrancher@yahoo.com
  • Immediate Past-President: Caitlin Laughlin: caitlin.laughlin@okstate.edu


Members of the board who are not officers

  • Kevin Wilson
  • Jessica Torres
  • Jim Cowley
  • Clay Billman
  • Tim O’Connell

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: November 1, 2022

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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