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Help the AAS Trust - Donate . to the 90 for 90 Fundraiser Honoring Doug James, Art Johnson and Thurman Jordan on Their 90th Year.

Spring Meeting of the AAS

The 2015 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be May 1-3, 2015 at the Ft. Smith Holiday Inn City Center.  Details of the field trips, program and registration forms can be downloaded HERE . A flyer describing the hotel and how to register can be accessed HERE .


Common Merganser (male) - Photo by Kenny Nations.

Very Rare winter visitor. Three birds have been at Magness Lake since Dec. 20. See a good comparison of male and female plumage .

Send us information on your rare bird discoveries!
Use our e-mail connection for submitting your records of rare or out-of-season bird observations to the AAS Curator.


Northern Saw-whet Owl

This bird was banded Dec. 6, 2014 at the Ozark Natural Science Center in Madison County. This species is secretive and may be more abundant than indicated by sight reports.  Click here for an enlarged view  


Checklists of the Birds of Arkansas
The 2009 AAS Field Checklist of the birds of Arkansas is available for downloading. This is a five page download. This valuable resource provides a listing of all the species of birds that occur in Arkansas with detail codes on distribution, abundance, and dates of occurrence for each. 

Species added to the checklist since the 2009 publication can be found here

Documentation Supporting Listing in the AAS Field List
This PDF document provides the type of supporting documentation for the listing of each species in the Arkansas Audubon Society Field List. 

For a list of new species added to the AAS Field List since 1986 click here . Each species page contains a photo and a summary.

Member Address Changes
If you move or have an address change, please notify the AAS Treasurer
(twbutler1941 at to insure that you continue to receive the AAS newsletter regularly.





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We hope you will find our website informative and useful. As you look through our site you'll find information about becoming a member of the Arkansas Audubon Society and a convenient online form you can use to start that process. You can now pay your membership with a credit card.

If you would like to further  support the activities of the Arkansas Audubon Society, you may securely make a donation using your credit card or PayPal account by clicking the donate button below. AAS is a tax exempt organization.


Great Black-backed Gull - Photo by Michael Linz

This bird was discovered by Kenny & LaDonna Nichols in the area of the Dardanelle dam on Jan. 23, 2015. This is the first record of this species for Arkansas.  (Click on image for enlarged view).

Help With Bird Identification

If you have difficulty identifying Arkansas birds check out the helpful identification sheets at ASCABird .

General Information

You can also find other information about the Arkansas Audubon Society including our Mission and our By-Laws, as well as the Society Trust, and  Arkansas Birds, our quarterly newsletter that all AAS members receive.

Would you like a scholarship to  attend a nature camp or a grant to perform bird related research?  Click on this link  for more information. 

The photographs you see on the masthead were taken by AAS members , Robert Herron, Edie Calaway, Lyndal York

Halberg Ecology Camp
Kids and parents, be sure to check out our Halberg Ecology Camp page where you'll find details on how kids can enjoy a summer camp where they can have fun and experience a unique learning opportunity.

Halberg Ecology Camp

Students experience nature, hands-on, at the Halberg Ecology Camp. The  2015 Camp dates  will be June 14 - 26. Additional details are available on the Halberg Ecology Camp webpage.

If you would like to help support the Halberg Ecology Camp, send your check to Treasurer, Ecology Camp, 804 Konrad Court, Little Rock, AR 72223-9201. Donations are tax exempt.

Downloadable Brochures!
We also have a printable brochure about the Arkansas Audubon Society that you can download and print on your computer.  Click Here to download our brochure (595k). Please understand these files can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.


Butterflies of Arkansas
A  2014 updated checklist of the butterflies of Arkansas, created by Herschel Raney, is available here .






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