Payne County Audubon Society
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!
Join the PCAS News List and
we'll see to it that an
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.
CLASSIC BIRDATHON
BIG DAY BIRDATHON
2014 PHOTO CONTEST
NOW
ACCEPTING ENTRIES!
April 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 format in the highest resolution
possible. Submissions will be accepted until September 1, 2014.  
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) to Treasurer Les
Imboden.

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 membership 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
February 1st 2014 to September 1, 2014
April–May
BIRDATHON Fundraiser
See how many species you can spot in any 24 hour period,
any day in April or May, anywhere in the world!

Enlist friends, co-workers, service providers, relatives, businesses to sponsor you
per species or to donate a flat amount. Have
FUN raising funds so that PCAS
can continue to provide scholarships, present community programs,
and save for an area Audubon Center.

It’s never too early to begin lining up your sponsors.
Contact:
Susan Walker with your team name, the names of  your team members,
and the scheduled date and place you will  conduct your Birdathon

Saturday, May 3
BIG DAY BIRDATHON Fundraiser
This fundraiser is highly competitive. Compete to see who can spot the most species
and raise the most funds in an 18-hour period Saturday May 3rd—midnight to 6 PM—
anywhere in Oklahoma.
Tally rally following at O’Connell backyard.
Contact:
Tim O’Connell with your team name & the names of your team members

No matter whether you are raising funds through CLASSIC or BIG DAY BIRDATHON,
please p
rint your Pledge Tracking Sheet  and copies of your Donor Tax Form. Be
sure to turn in
your Pledge Tracking Sheet to your event contact after you have
collected all of your pledges.

Because of the hard work of all of you who participated in 2013 Birdathon,
Big Day
Birdathon, and our 2013 Photo contest Fundraiser, the PCAS was able to present
s
ome fine programs, produce a desk calendar, fund our Helen Miller and Edwin Glover
OSU $1000 scho
larships, and fund two new scholarships—one a $1500 scholarship to
send an area teacher to NAS Hog Island Educator’s Week,
and one a $500 scholarship for a local student/parent to attend
OK Audubon Council’s Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival.
In addition, your fundraising allowed PCAS to donate $500 toward the publication of
Jim Lish’s Red-tailed Hawk book, due to be published by OU Press in 2015/16.

Thank you to both our dedicated fundraisers and donors!