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.

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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.

Executive 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

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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