The January 2010 e-newsletter FEATHERS has been posted to the PCAS website: http://www.paynecountyaudubon.com/. Many thanks to PCAS President and FEATHERS Editor Susan Walker for getting the newsletter out in such a timely fashion. Susan has included updates from both the Sooner Lake and Stillwater Christmas Bird Counts, and I’m thrilled to see that our e-newsletter can get these updates out to our members so soon after the events took place.
Speaking of the Christmas Bird Count, Jim Ownby included his full summary of the Stillwater count in the January FEATHERS, indicated that we made a great showing this year with 96 species! We may also have set a record this year with 36 participants, including some children aged 11, 8, 6, and 4. Thanks to everyone who participated this year.
If you missed a CBC or you’d simply like more opportunities to let your observations help conservationists better manage for wild birds, your next big chance is right around the corner. From January 7–10, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will hold their annual Winter Bird Survey. Detailed instructions on participation can be found here: http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/okwinterbirds/index.html.
The PCAS has no sponsored activities for January, but we’re gearing up for an exciting February:
*On Thursday, Feb. 4, Ray Moranz and Bryan Reynolds of Butterflies of the World Foundation, Inc. will present “Butterflies: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” at 7 pm in room 119 of the Stillwater Public Library.
*The 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc) will take place Feb. 12–15.
*Finally, the PCAS will host a community garage sale on Feb. 27th at the Payne County Expo Center. This first annual event will be an important fundraiser to support PCAS activities in 2010. Please consider making a contribution of items for sale, time to help with set-up, or simply come and shop – and bring your friends!
Details on these and other announcements can be found at the PCAS website: http://www.paynecountyaudubon.com/.