Welcome

 Welcome to the

Payne County Audubon Society!

 

We are a local chapter of the National Audubon Society, and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education and wildlife conservation in Payne County, Oklahoma. We regularly sponsor field trips and evening presentation programs, award annual research grants, and sponsor an annual big day competition. We are actively engaged in citizen science for ornithology by managing two Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (Stillwater and Sooner Lake), and for the past several years 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. For those so inclined, we also manage a Facebook group, which is a great place to share information, photos, and announcements relevant to central Oklahoma.

We welcome your visit to this site, your feedback, your support (financial or moral) of our work, and above all, your participation in our events!  Thank you for stopping by and good birding,

~Payne County Audubon Society

Executive Board Directors

Officers

  • President, Leslie Miller: gunhilda@gmail.com
  • Vice President, Tim O’Connell: tim.oconnell@okstate.edu
  • Secretary: Tim O’Connell: tim.oconnell@okstate.edu
  • Treasurer, Les Imboden: quailrancher@yahoo.com

Directors

  • Jim Cowley: cowunit@aol.com
  • Diego Marek: diego.marek@okstate.edu
  • vacant
  • vacant
  • vacant

PS: 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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4 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hello! There is a bird I have been trying to identify for a little while and I am hoping you have some info on it. At the OSU Villages, they make nests on on the fire extinguishers on the balconies and I usually see them at the end of summer before Fall semester starts until it gets cooler. They have pointed dark blue and black wings with long tails. And I believe that they have white and yellow breasts. They fly in circles around the Villages courtyards and balconies. If you have any info please let me know. Thank you

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