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Alabama Ornithological Society Winter Meeting

January 22, 2016, 8:00 amJanuary 24, 2016, 5:00 pm

 

Lake point State Park Sign. Eufaula, AL.

Lake point State Park Sign. Eufaula, AL.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND INFORMATION
Lakepoint Resort State Park is about 8 miles north of Eufaula, Alabama, on US 431.
The reservation numbers for the Park Lodge are 1-800-544-5253 or 334-687-8011. Please indicate that you are with AOS.
If you cannot get into the Lodge, there are also a number of motels in nearby Eufaula.
Note that there will be a banquet Saturday night. There will be no Friday night potluck supper.
MEETING SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
4:00 p.m. Registration—Riverside B
5:00 p.m. Social Hour—Riverside B
6:00 p.m. Dinner from menu—Dining Room
 
 (open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Sparrow ID Workshop, Charlie Muise, Instructor—Riverside B

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
7:00 a.m. Field Trips:

Lakepoint State Park and Eufaula NWR Wildlife Drive, Main Unit
Trip Leader, Mark Jackson, Manager, Lakepoint State Park

Eufaula NWR, Houston Unit (walking trip)
Trip Leaders, Charlie Muise and Andrew Haffenden

Eufaula NWR, Kennedy Unit  (walking trip)
Trip Leader TBA

12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Lunch on your own

2:00 p.m.   Field Trip with Charlie Muise to Eufaula NWR Wildlife Drive, Main Unit, to observe and identify sparrows.

2:30 p.m. Board Meeting—Southern Pine Board Room
5:30 p.m. Social Hour—Riverside B
6:30 p.m. Banquet—Riverside B
7:30 p.m.— Keynote Speaker: Charlie Muise

Burning and Banding:  Conservation and Research in Georgia’s Grasslands

About the Speaker:
Charlie Muise, Georgia’s Important Bird Area Coordinator, will discuss Georgia’s active participation in the National Audubon Society’s Important Bird Area program, which seeks to identify and protect key areas around the world that provide critical habitat for birds. Besides running banding stations at two locations in Georgia, Charlie Muise has participated in studies on the effects of prescribed fires and native prairie restoration on songbird populations, and also in studies of whimbrel and oystercatcher migratory routes, as well as wintering habitat and distribution of Nelson’s, Henslow’s, seaside, and saltmarsh sparrows.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

7:00 a.m. Field trip to Eufaula NWR Bradley Unit—Meet in the Lobby
Trip Leaders, Charlie Muise and Andrew Haffenden
12:00 p.m. Compilation—Location TBA

Details

Start:
January 22, 2016, 8:00 am
End:
January 24, 2016, 5:00 pm

Organizer

Venue

Lakepoint State Park
104 Lakepoint Drive
Eufaula, AL 36027 United States
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Phone:
800-544-5253
Website:
http://www.alapark.com/lakepoint-state-park