Fall AOS Meeting Schedule and Registration

To register online for the Fall Meeting, CLICK HERE:


Registration limited to 90

Meeting Schedule:

Dauphin Island, Alabama

October 11-13, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, all activities begin or occur at:

The Church of the Island, 302 Key Street, Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Friday, October 11, 2019

7:00 a.m.  Field Trip to Fort Morgan Peninsula, East Mobile Bay,                                             and Meaher State Park

5:00 p.m. Registration

Where: Church of the Island

(formerly DI United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall)

5:45 p.m. Social Hour

Instead of having the traditional potluck, we are having our very own caterer, Charles Wilton, provide hors d’oeuvres for the Friday Night Social. Most of our members must travel a considerable distance to attend AOS, and bringing a dish is inconvenient for many of us. We also wish to reduce the amount of garbage we bring onto the island – especially plastic. The cost to attend the Friday Night Social with all-you-can eat hors d’oeuvres plus a beverage is $15, payable with your meeting registration.  Here’s the menu:

Boiled shrimp with sauces

Finger sandwiches – ham & roast beef

Raw and roasted vegetables with hummus and ranch dressing

Corn and Black bean salsa with chips

Fruit and cheese display

Dessert squares

Beverage:  Iced Tea

A Cash Donation Bar will be serving soft drinks, donations benefit AOS and the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary.

6:45 p.m. Announcements

7:00 p.m.  Members Photography Slide Show

8:00 p.m.  Discussion of Weekend Field Trips

8:30 p.m. Adjourn

SATURDAY, October 12, 2019

7:00 a.m.  Field Trips

Field Trip 1:Exploring Dauphin Island

Field Trip 2:Birds of Pelican Bay Peninsula with Andrew Haffenden

11:30 a.m. Potluck Lunch at the home of Jennie Stowers

1:00 p.m.Board Meeting  Church of the Island

5:00 p.m. Registration

5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting, Banquet and Keynote Speaker

Where: Church of the Island

5:30 p.m. Social Hour

6:30 p.m.  Banquet

7:15 p.m. Annual Meeting/Announcements

7:30 p.m.  Keynote Speaker: Mike Webster

Mike Webster is the Robert G. Engel Professor of Ornithology at Cornell University. He is Director of the Macaulay Library, the world’s largest collection of animal recordings, and is also a faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. He does research on the evolution of courtship signals and other behaviors in birds, focusing primarily on fairywrens in Australia and wood warblers in North America.

 “Studying bird song and behavior in the digital age”

9:00 p.m.  Adjourn


SUNDAY, October 13, 2019

7:00 a.m. Field Trip to Blakeley Island Mud Lakes

12:00 p.m. Compilation

(Includes all bird sightings in Mobile and Baldwin Counties from noon, Friday October 11, to noon Sunday, October 13, 2019.)

At the Goat Trees.

1:00 p.m.  Adjourn


Accommodations on the island are limited, so be sure to make reservations early for AOS Meetings on Dauphin Island.





Gulf Breeze Motel: 251-861-7344 or 1-800-286-0296


Boardwalk Realty, Inc.: 877-861-3992

Dauphin Island Real Estate: 888-707-6444

Tyson Real Estate: 800-865-8312

ACP Real Estate, Inc.: 866-861-3311


Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board: 251-861-2742

(fully equipped for both camper and tent camping)

Air BnB has lots of rentals! www.airbnb.com