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12th Annual Red Slough Birding Convention

May 2 - May 5


The Red Slough Birding Convention in Southeast Oklahoma will take you to several birding hotspots (Red Slough, Little River NWR, and McCurtain County Wilderness Area) to see species, such as Purple Gallinule, White Ibis, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Least Bittern, Painted Bunting, Swainson’s Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Baltimore Oriole, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and many other neotropical migrants, shorebirds, and wading birds. Tours will also showcase the diverse dragonflies, wildflowers, and champion trees (Prairie Wildflowers, Red Slough Dragonfly Tour, and Champion Tree Tour).

Nathan Pieplow has been fascinated by birds since his childhood in South Dakota, and has intensively studied bird sounds since 2003. He is author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America, the Colorado Birding Trail, and the former editor of the journal Colorado Birds. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado.

Registration is $125 and includes T-shirt, two presentations by our keynote speaker Nathan Pieplow, five tours, and a banquet meal. Participation is limited to 60 people.

Contact: Betty Johnson, Manager, Idabel Chamber of Commerce, 580-286-3305, or Robert Bastarache, District Biologist, Ouachita National Forest, 580-494-6402 x107.


Museum of the Red River, Mary H. Herron Conference Center
812 East Lincoln Road
Idabel, OK 74745 United States
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