Welcome to the Payne County Audubon Society website!
For over 50 years PCAS has actively promoted the enjoyment of birds and other wildlife in north
central Oklahoma through education, conservation, and study.  We invite you to tour our website and
to join us as a member of PCAS.
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WHOM TO CALL IF YOU
FIND AN INJURED BIRD

Injured raptors only
Iowa Tribe Eagle Rehab
Perkins -- Vic Roubidoux,
405-334-7471

Injured raptors and birds
OSU Vet Med -- Call
405-744-7000 and ask for
Jill
Murray,
RVP, VTS. OSU has a
raptor rehab cage and accepts
certain raptors and also smaller
birds. After hours call Vet Med
Teaching Hospital 744-7000 and
they will page a technician.

You can also call our
local
ranger at 405-747-0505

DEAD BIRD
If you find a dead bird in perfect
shape, contact
Tim O'Connell to
see if OSU wants the bird for its
Vertebrate Collection. At this
time (2014) OSU has no need for
more Cedar Waxwings, no
matter how lovely the bird.
You can now DONATE ONLINE
with PayPal!
Click
HERE to view your options
and to make a donation,
or
simply click on the PayPal
button above and make your
donation.
Please
be sure to click open the
"Specify Donation Area"
link on
the second page. Type in
where you want your donation
to go: a memorial donation,
PCAS Bird Photo Contest,  
specific BIRDATHON or BIG DAY
Team or individual, Nature
Center Fund, Scholarship Fund,
Nature Day, or General. If you
do not indicate an area, your
donation will go into our
general operating fund.
THANK YOU
FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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announcement of the month's
program and field trips, as well
as a reminder that
Feathers
and Pinfeathers have been
posted to the website, wings
its way to your e-mail each
month.

Simply send
Tim O'Connell an
e-mail with "Add to PCAS
News List" in the subject line.
TENTATIVE 2014/2015
PCAS CALENDAR
2014
POTLUCK
OPENER
2014 PHOTO CONTEST
NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!
September 2014
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SUBMISSIONS: Contestants may submit as many photos as they wish, with a $5
fee for each submission. All photos must be in .jpg or .gif  format in the highest
resolution possible. Submissions will be accepted until September 1, 2014.  
Please e-mail all images to:
pcasphotocontest2014@gmail.com . Be sure to identify
each photo with the subject’s name and the place photographed. Also include in
the email that contains your attached photo(s) your name, home address, and
phone number.  
Images will not be considered until contestants visit the PCAS website to submit
photo fee(s) via the PayPal donate button or submit the fee(s) c/o Treasurer, Les
Imboden, Payne County Audubon, P.O. Box 82, Stillwater, OK 74076.

SUBJECT MATTER: Photos may be taken anywhere in North America, but the
subject must be a wild bird species found in Oklahoma, either resident or migrant.  

JUDGING: Photos will be judged by a panel headed by James Ownby (last year’s
first place winner). Judges will base their decisions on both technical skill and
artistic ability. The 13 winning photos selected by the judges will then be ranked by
the PCAS board vote.
Winning photos will be those that show the photographer’s skill in composing an
image and using a camera. Some of the factors the judges will consider when
choosing photos include sharpness of focus, color balance, depth of field,
composition, framing, originality, choice of subject matter, and the amount of
patience (or luck!) required to get the shot.

CONTESTANTS: Contestants do not need to be members of PCAS or National
Audubon to participate, nor do they need to live in Oklahoma, but no matter where
photographed, the subject must be a wild bird species found in Oklahoma. Judges
and their families are ineligible to submit photos.

WINNERS: All 13 winners will be featured in a 2015 PCAS desk calendar, available
by December 2014 for holiday giving. Calendars may be purchased for $10 ea.

Questions? Contact Susan Walker, Contest Coordinator.
--2nd Annual--
PCAS PHOTO CONTEST
FUNDRAISER
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Extended Deadline: September 15, 2014!
TENTATIVE PCAS 2014-2015 CALENDAR
2014
Sat., Aug 23
Sanborn Lake Field Trip, John Polo, 8 am, Sanborn
Thur., Sept.  4
Potluck Opener,Election of new board members,  
BIRDATHON/BIG DAY Awards/Reports; Susan
Weaver's report on NAS Educator's Week,
6 PM,
Windrock Clubhouse
Sat., Sept. 13
Lake Carl Blackwell Field Trip, John Polo
Thur., Oct  2
“Oklahoma Breeding Bird Survey,” Mark Howrey,  
7 PM, Room 119 SPL
Sat., Oct  4
Boomer Lake Field Trip, John Polo
Fri., Sat, Oct 10, 11
Oklahoma Ornithological Society Meeting
(time and place to be announced)
Sun., Oct 12
NATURE DAY, Les Imboden, Crystal Cork
Thur., Nov 6
“Montana Golden Eagle Project,” Jim Lish,
7 PM, Room 119 SPL
Sat., Nov 8
Birding ’n’ Burgers, Les Imboden
Sat., Nov 22
Sooner Lake Field Trip, John Couch/John Polo
Thur., Dec 4
Wine & Cheese Get Together in Preparation for
CBCs,
7 PM, Windrock Clubhouse
Sat., Dec. 20
Stillwater CBC. Jim Ownby
Mon., Dec., 22

Sooner CBC, John Couch
2015
Thur., Jan 8
“Nesting Birds of the Newfoundland Coast,”
Tim O’Connell, 7 PM, Room 119 SPL
Sat., Jan 10
Drummond Flats Field Trip, Polo
Sun., Jan 11
Bird & Breakfast, 8AM, Leslie Miller’s Sundog House
Thur., Feb 5
“Gorillas & Rockfowl in Africa’s Cross River
Rainforests,”
Fidel Arturo, 7 PM, Room 119 SPL
Sat., Feb 7
Brown Ranch Field Trip, Caitlin Brown & Les Imboden
Thur., Mar 5
“So. Padre Island Bird Fallout,” (or more recent
slideshow) John Thornton, 7 PM, Room 119 SPL

Weekend, Mar 27-29
or
Sat., Mar 28
One or other depending
on interest
Red Slough Overnight

Ghost Hollow Field Trip
Thur., April 2
Edwin Glover & Helen Miller Scholarship Awards &
Reports,
7PM, Rm 119 SPL
Sat., April 4
Babcock Park Field Trip, John Polo
April-May
CLASSIC BIRDATHON, any 24-hour period, any day in
April or May, anywhere in world
Sun., May 2
BIG DAY BIRDATHON, 12.01am to 6pm; tally,
cookout, and awards following
Sat., May 10
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge Field
Trip for Black-capped Vireos, Jim Cowley
Payne County Audubon Society