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Tulsa Is A Top Location For Birding

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This area is blessed with a lot of great outdoor opportunities.

But did you know this is one of the best places in the country for birds?

The 2011 movie "The Big Year" got a lot of people interested in bird watching.

It's becoming especially popular with Baby Boomers.

However, it turns out there area 800 members of the Audubon Society here in Tulsa who already appreciate it's rewards.

Earlier this week, we joined a group that's out every Tuesday morning no matter what the weather.

Jana Singletary admitted she had tough time getting out of bed that morning.

But before long she was on the banks of the Arkansas River, at 23 degrees, with her friends.

Singletary says birding is a passion that helps she experience the variety that Oklahoma has to offer.

Plus its a chance to get some good exercise with good friends.

At 81 years of age, Jo Loyd was also out counting bird species, that change with every season.

On this morning there were many Mallard and Gadwall ducks, along with gulls, pelicans and a solitary Canvasback.

Loyd says they make a list of what they see each Tuesday and exotic finds are reported to the state Audubon Society's list or rare sightings.

Brandon Scott will tell you its an exciting hobby, but it's about more than the birds.

He says it offers the challenge of hunting, but there aren't any guns.

He also says it gets him in touch with our natural world in a way that's special to him.

That group meets at La Fortune Park every Tuesday at 8:30am, no experience is required.

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