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Did you get a
"Birding Calling Card"
?

Click here for learn about birding economics, or to print out your own cards.

Important Bird Areas
Spring 2008 IBA Update

TAS Birding Guide
Tulsa Audubon has launched an on-line version of its Guide to Birding in Oklahoma. 
Click here for details.

ASCO Lake Hefner project!
The Audubon Society of Central Oklahoma is leading a Lake Hefner habitat restoration project.
Click here for details.

The Hefner project was featured in the Feb. 20, 2008 issue of the Oklahoma Gazette!


2013 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival
April 10-17, 2013

Registration is now open

This year's festival includes a chance to see Greater Prairie-Chickens, special packages and workshops for photographers, and will Greg Miller as keynote speaker. 

 

For more information and to download a registration booklet please visit our new website dedicated to the festival:

www.lektreks.org

 

 


2011 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival

Join the Oklahoma Audubon Council April 15-21, 2011 for an amazing prairie experience!  See and hear the quickly vanishing Lesser Prairie-Chicken displaying on its gobbling grounds.  Come share and experience the natural heritage of the high plains of northwestern Oklahoma.

We are planning a another great slate of field trip and workshops. This year Bill Thompson III will be our featured speaker, and Merlin Little Thunder will be our featured artist.

Please click here for the 2011 Registration and Information Form!

Click here for photos and links to various blog entries
about the 2009 festival 


When the Prairie Sang and Danced Under Painted Skies
 
by Merlin Little Thunder

Oklahoma artist Merlin Little Thunder is our featured artist at the 2011 Leks Treks & More Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. His painting, done for the Oklahoma Audubon Council, When the Prairie Sang and Danced Under Painted Skies, was unveiled at the March Tulsa Audubon Society.

Merlin's painting will be available as a signed, limited edition print, and is featured on our festival poster and t-shirt. Please click here to view a larger view of this wonderful work of art.

These items will be available in limited quantities at the Festival. If would like to purchase any of these items, please order as soon as possible. If you are attending the Festival you can pick up your items then. If you are not attending the Festival we will ship your order in mid-April.

Limited quantities of prints, t-shirts, and posters of Debby Kaspari's painting Selman's Bluff, done for the 2009 festival, and Julie Zickefoose's painting Morning Thunder are also still available.
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Signed, Limited Edition 16"x20" Print
$50.00
18"x24" Festival Poster
$15.00
Festival T-Shirt
$15.00
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2010 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival

Thank you to the over many participants and volunteers who made our second annual Lek Treks & More: The Woodward Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival another great success!
 


Morning Thunder by Julie Zickefoose

Julise Zickefoose was our featured artist and keynote speaker at the 2010 Leks Treks & More Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. Her painting, Morning Thunder, is available as a signed, limited edition print, and is featured on our festival poster and t-shirt.

You can read about Julie's experience creating Morning Thunder on several entries on here blog: part one, part two and part three

These items from last year are still available in limited quantities. If would like to purchase any of these items, please order as soon as possible. If you are attending the Festival you can pick up your items then. If you are not attending the Festival we will ship your order in mid-April.

Limited quantities of prints, t-shirts, and posters of Debby Kaspari's painting Selman's Bluff, done for the 2009 festival, are also still available.
Scroll down for more information.
Signed, Limited Edition 16"x20" Print
$50.00
18"x24" Festival Poster
$15.00
Festival T-Shirt
$15.00

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V- The Gypsy Cowbelle

2009 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival

Thank you to the over 100 participants who made the Oklahoma Audubon Council's first annual Lek Treks & More: The Woodward Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival a great success!
We had registrants from 15 different states and two provinces.

Click here for photos and links to various blog entries
about the 2009 festival 


Eric Beck Hired as Oklahoma's First
Import Bird Area Coordinator

The Oklahoma Audubon Council is pleased to announce Eric Beck has been hired as Oklahoma's Important Bird Area Coordinator! This is currently a part-time position, but is very significant as Eric is National Audubon's first employee in the state of Oklahoma.

Eric's officially works for the National Audubon Society, and the position is a joint effort of all the Audubon chapters in the state. The position is funded by the Oklahoma Audubon Council, and administered by the Tulsa Audubon Society. We were able to accomplish this major milestone through an Innovations Grant from the TogetherGreen program.

The primary focus of Eric's work over the next year will be marking fences to protect Lesser Prairie-Chickens in northwest Oklahoma, and to continue implementation of the Important Bird Areas program in Oklahoma.


Selman's Bluff by Debby Kaspari

Debby was our featured artist in 2009 and created Selman's Bluff for the festival. Her painting is available as a signed, limited edition print, and is featured on our festival poster and t-shirt. Read about Debby's experience creating Selman's Bluff on her blog, Drawing the Motmot These items are still available in limited quantities.
Signed, Limited Edition 16"x20" Print
$50.00
18"x24" Festival Poster
$10.00
Festival T-Shirt
$10.00

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If ordering for delivery more than one print and/or poster, or for international shipping, email your request to johnkennington@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice with a reduced or international shipping charge.


Eric Beck Receives TogetherGreen
Conservation Leadership Program Fellowship!

The Oklahoma Audubon Council's Important Bird Area Coordinator Eric Beck has been selected to receive a $10,000 fellowship from National Audubon's TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program.

The Conservation Leadership program recognizes and nurtures individuals contributing to environmental conservation and restoration. Eric is one of forty promising and proven leaders chosen to receive professional development, training and networking opportunities, plus $10,000 to support a Conservation Action Project.


Click here to read more about Eric


Click here to read a feature article about Eric from the Lawton Constitution



 Spring 2008 IBA Update Now Available!


Boots, Buckets & Chickens Weekend!

Thank you to all the participants for making the Oklahoma Audubon Council's Boots, Buckets and Chickens! weekend, held April 5-6 at the Selman Ranch, a wonderful success!
Click here for more pictures and details from the weekend


Oklahoma's First IBA Announced!!!

At the January Council meeting Sue Selman was presented with a plaque recognizing the Selman Ranch as Oklahoma first Important Bird Area! Read all about it in the Winter 2007/08 IBA Update. Also be sure to read the minutes from the Jan. 26 meeting.


Sue Selman receiving plaque from IBA Coordinator Eric Beck,
Council Chair John Kennington & IBA Steering Committee
Chair Martin Brown


 

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