"Find your next life bird in McCurtain County, Oklahoma" is more than a saying; it is a distinct possibility at the 9th Annual Red Slough Birding Convention, held May 6-9, 2017.
Hosted by the Idabel Chamber of Commerce, the birding convention pairs both beginning and advanced bird watchers with an experienced tour guide to explore three of McCurtain County's diverse conservation areas.
"We also offer tours of the Little River National Wildlife Refuge, where several uncommon warblers are often spotted," said Bastarache. "Participants can even watch for the rare red-cockaded woodpecker at the McCurtain County Wilderness Area and talk to the biologists managing for this endangered bird."
"It's not uncommon for participants to see more than 150 species of birds during the four-day convention," said Bastarache.