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Louisiana Ornithological Society Winter Meeting in January 2015

December 1, 2014 12:00 PM

2015 LOS Winter Meeting
Wyndham Gardens Hotel
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 23, 24 & 25, 2015

The Orleans Audubon Society and Crescent Bird Club welcome
everyone to join us in New Orleans for winter birding! Here’s your chance to visit City Park’s renowned Couturie Forest, see the thousands of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Lafreniere Park, hunt for winter flycatchers in Diamond, sparrows in the Bonnet Carré Spillway and the “never know what you will get” at Bayou Sauvage! 

Reserve your room before December 24th.
A block of 20 rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Gardens
New Orleans Airport (not near the airport!), 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, Louisiana 70003 (where I-10 crosses Veterans Blvd.). To get the special rate of $89 (+12.75% tax, breakfast not included) per night you must make your reservation with the hotel before December 24th and mention the group name “LOS Meeting”. Phone: 1-877-999-3223.Directions from I-10 West: Take exit 225, take ramp right and follow signs for Veterans Blvd., turn left onto Veterans, arrive at hotel on your right. 

Friday, January 24 

6:00 pm Registration
–Wyndham Gardens (Cash bar)
Snacks provided by Orleans Audubon Society and Crescent Bird Club)
7:00 pm Meeting and Program – Donata Henry, Ph.D. Donata received her Ph.D. from Tulane University studying the breeding habits of Swainson’s Warblers. For the past ten years she has run a MAP station in the Honey Island Swamp where her study area has progressed from a partial clear cut to a closed canopy forest. She has a remarkable study of the birds from this evolving habitat.

January 25

6:00 pm Registration
– Wyndham Gardens (Cash bar)
6:30 pm Banquet – Green salad, pasta with
meat sauce, green beans, rolls, bread pudding with rum sauce, iced tea and coffee. Reservations MUST be received by January 10th.
7:30 pm Meeting and Program - Jennifer Coulson, Ph.D. Jennifer received her Ph.D. from Tulane University studying Swallow-tailed Kites. She has continued her kite research following breeding success, predation and migration patterns. She has now started radio-tracking Swallow-tailed Kites on their migration routes and has some fascinating stories to tell. In addition to her love of kites, Jennifer and her husband Tom are falconers and in addition to breeding Harris Hawks, keep an array of raptors at their home. Ed Wallace will announce details of the Saturdayand Sunday field trip details at a later date.

NOTE: Please mail your LOS Winter Meeting
Reservations to Joelle Finley, 709 Dodge Avenue, Jefferson, Louisiana 70121. Deadline is January 10th.

Pre-registration Form
LOS 2015 Winter Meeting January 23-25
New Orleans, LA


Address: ________________________________________________________________


Number registering for meeting _______ at $10.00/person= $_________ 

registering for Saturday’s dinner________@ $25.00/person=$________

Membership Dues ____________ enclosed

____________ enclosed

Please make check payable to LOS, and mail to: Joelle
709 Dodge Ave., Jefferson, LA 70121

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