Deep Fork Audubon Society      Calendar (and history)

We will visit the Chickasaw National Recreation Area on 12 August. Meet at 6 am at St. Gregory's University.

We met on 13 June 2017 at 6 PM at the Shawnee Public Library. Read the meeting minutes.

Tulsa Audubon Society conducted a habitat garden tour on the week-end of 20-21 May. See http://tulsaaudubon.org/wildlifehabitatgardentour.htm for details.

Five of us visited Lake Tecumseh on 11 March 2017. Read Becky's account of the outing.

The Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count took place on 28 January 2017, beginning at 7:30 am. Read Donald's bird list and Becky's account of the outing.

On 10 December 2016 we visited the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge. Read this account of the trip.

The Pelican Festival at Grand Lake is 7-8 October 2016. Pelican tours take place from 9am-5pm each day. Call the Grand Lake Association at 918-786-2289 for information.

On 20 August 2016 three of us visited the Stinchcomb Refuge in Yukon. See the Bird Blog for the bird list for the day and a more extensive account of the outing.

We visited 18 Oaks in Tecumseh on 25 June 2016. Read this account of the outing and see this bird list.

We met on 19 May 2016 at 6 PM at the Shawnee Public Library. Here are the meeting minutes.

The Multi-County Master Gardeners met at 9 AM on 18 May 2016 at the Pottawatomie County Extension office. Donald Winslow spoke about May and June birds of Oklahoma.

Hackberry Flat Day was 16 April 2016. We were invited to Hackberry Flat WMA on that day to watch shorebirds and waterfowl.

We watched a woodcock display at Sacred Heart on 20 February 2016. Read Becky's account of the trip.

The Great Backyard Bird Count was held from 13-16 February 2016. See Cornell's site for details.

On 6 February 2016 the Oklahoma Native Plant Society hosted an "indoor outing" on the subject "Monarchs, Pollinators, and Natives". The event was held from 9-3 at the OSU-OKC campus, 900 N. Portland in Oklahoma City. Here are the details and registration.

The Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count was held on 23 January 2016. Read Becky's account of the outing.

The Oklahoma Winter Bird Count took place from 14-17 January 2016. See the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's site for details.

On 31 October 2015, we visited the Stinchcomb Refuge near Yukon. See Donald's bird list and Becky's account of the trip.

On 26 September 2015, we looked at birds (wild and domesticated) on the St. Gregory's University campus. Read Becky's account of the outing.

Five of us met at the Shawnee Public Library on 1 September 2015. Here are the meeting minutes.

On 21 July 2015, Becky Carlberg led children from the Prague United Methodist Church on a birding expedition at Prague Lake. Read her blog post.

We visited the Tinker Air Force Base Urban Wildlife Area on 20 June 2015. See this account of our trip.

On 5-6 June 2015, four volunteers and the city crew installed the fence for the habitat restoration area at the Japanese Peace Garden! See the pictures here.

We visited the Japanese Peace Garden in Shawnee and Lake Tecumseh on 30 May 2015. Read this account of the outing!

The Deep Fork Audubon Society met on 12 May 2015 at 6 PM at the Shawnee Public Library. Here are the minutes.

The Oklahoma Audubon Council met on 8 March 2015 from 1-4 PM at the Shawnee Public Library, Community Room B.

We met on 27 January 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Shawnee Public Library. Here are the minutes.

We participated in the Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count on 24 January 2015. Read this account of our trip.

On 8 November 2014 we visited the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge. See this report.

We visited the Japanese Garden at the southeast corner of the Shawnee Airport at 1 PM on 4 October 2014. We assessed the potential for improving prairie bird habitat at the site. Notes from this visit are here.

We met at 6 PM on 30 September at the Shawnee Public Library. Agenda items included:
1) The National Audubon Society's fall campaign on birds and climate change.
2) A possible display at the library in conjunction with this campaign, and lastly
3) a fall trip to the Deep Fork Wildlife Refuge.
Here are the minutes of the meeting.

Deane and Becky Carlberg went to Hackberry Flat on 23 August for "Prairie at Night". Here is Becky's account of the trip.

We met at 9 am on 26 July 2014 at the Santa Fe Depot for a walk along the railway. A list of bird species observed is here.

We met at St. Gregory's University at 6 PM on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, to carpool to Lake Tecumseh. We looked at birds on the lake at 7, followed by a business meeting in the shelter at around 8 PM. Becky wrote an account of the outing on her blog, and Donald posted a list of the bird species we observed on the Deep Fork Audubon Society Bird Blog. Donald recorded the meeting minutes.

On 12 April 2014 Deane and Becky Carlberg exhibited Becky's artwork at the Art Trek at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum. Three Deep Fork members stopped by at different times. We decided to find a time for a spring outing. Send your suggestions for a date and place to watch birds to Deane.

The Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count was held on Sunday, 26 January 2014. Read about it in this blog post.

The Oklahoma Winter Bird Count took place 9-12 January 2014.

On 23 November we visited the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's eagle aviary. We met at St. Gregory's University for a business meeting beforehand. Here are the meeting minutes.

We visited Lake Tecumseh on 21 September. Here is an account of the trip. After the outing we met at Arrows Cafe. Here are the meeting minutes.

We tabled at the Pottawatomie County Fair at the Expo Center from 5-7 September.

We met on Monday, 18 August 2013, from 6-8 PM in Community Room B at the Shawnee Public Library. At this meeting we made plans for tabling at the county fair and scheduled a trip to Lake Tecumseh. Here are the meeting minutes.

We visited the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge on 13 July 2013. An account of the excursion is at http://deepfork.org/blog/?p=2543.

On Saturday, 15 June 2013, we did a morning bird walk at M&M Iris. An account of the outing is at http://deepfork.org/blog?p=2535. Afterwards we met at Arrows Cafe for brunch. Here are the meeting minutes.

Our annual meeting took place on 18 May 2013 at 6 PM in the Dodson Room in the basement of Benedictine Hall, at St. Gregory's University. At the meeting we elected officers and directors to serve on our Board. The Nomination Committee developed this slate of candidates. After the business meeting, Mike and Mary Ann Stevens gave a presentation on their recent trip to Costa Rica! Here is the agenda (pdf file) for the meeting, and here are the minutes.

We had a board meeting followed by a "timberdoodling" trip on 23 February 2013. Here is the agenda for the meeting, and here are the minutes. Here is an account of the woodcock watch afterwards.

The Great Backyard Bird Count took place 15-18 February 2013.

We helped with the Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count on 26 January 2013. Donald wrote a brief account of the trip in this post. See Becky's post on her blog at the Shawnee News-Star for more details.

Cornell's Project FeederWatch begins on 10 November. Details are at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/.

We visited Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City on 20 October. An account of the trip is at http://deepfork.org/blog/?p=2408. We ate lunch at Sinbad's, just southwest of the lake on Northwest Expressway. After the outing we returned to St. Gregory's for a board meeting. Here is the agenda for the meeting and here are the minutes.

We met at 6 PM on 11 September, at the home of Deane and Rebecca Carlberg. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

On 8 August at 6:30 PM we met in the Shawnee Public Library community room B. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

On 30 June we visited Lake Tecumseh. A tally of the wildlife we observed is at http://deepfork.org/blog/?p=2341. Afterwards we met under the shelter to discuss our bylaws. Here are the minutes of the meeting.

On 19 May 2012, beginning at 8 am, Ruth Beasley hosted an outing at her home in Tecumseh. Photos from the trip are here and here.

On 28 April 2012 we visited Wes Watkins Reservoir. Here is an account of the trip.

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival took place from 26 April to 2 May 2012, mainly in Woodward, OK.

On 10 April 2012 at 6:30 PM we met at Sips Coffeehouse on Main St. in Shawnee. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

On 31 March 2012 from 2-4 PM at the Shawnee Public Library (Community Room A) we discussed strategies for creating urban bird habitat.

On 3 March we visited Shawnee Twin Lakes in the morning to look for waterfowl. We didn't see a lot of waterfowl, but we found a kingfisher nest. In the afternoon we met at the Shawnee Public Library to plan the program on urban bird habitat scheduled for the 31st. Here is the meeting agenda and here are minutes for 3 March.

We found one American Woodcock on our timberdoodling excursion at Sacred Heart on 18 February.

The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, took place between 17-20 February 2012. See http://www.birdcount.org.

The Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count was held on 28 January 2012.

The Audubon Council met on 21 January 2012 at the Oxley Nature Center on the north side of Tulsa. Here are some unofficial notes taken by Donald Winslow.

We met on 9 January 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the Shawnee Public Library meeting room A. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

The Oklahoma Winter Bird Survey took place from 5-8 January 2012. See http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/okwinterbirds/index.html.

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids at the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge took place on 31 December 2011 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. We tallied 28 species of birds.

Official Audubon Christmas Bird Counts taking place in Oklahoma are listed at http://okbirds.org.

We met on 12 December 2011 at 6:30 P.M. at the Shawnee Public Library, Community Room B. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

On Sunday, 13 November 2011, we visited Lake Tecumseh.

We met at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, 7 November 2011, at the Shawnee Public Library. We planned upcoming field outings and discussed approaches for increasing urban bird habitat. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

On 1 October Jona Tucker led a tour of the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve for the Deep Fork Audubon Society. Pontotoc Ridge is south of Ada and east of Sulphur. After lunch we had a brief business meeting "in the field". We developed three main goals for this fiscal year.

We met at 8:30 am on Saturday, 27 August 2011, at the home of Ruth Beasley. Here is the agenda and here are the minutes.

The Deep Fork Audubon Society hosted the summer meeting of the Audubon Council on 16 July 2011, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, in the Dodson Room at St. Gregory's University. Here is the report from the summer Audubon Council meeting. Report from the winter Audubon Council meeting, 29 January 2011

Deep Fork activites in 2010