Spring 2016 Meeting of the AAS
The 2016 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS)
will be held April 29 to May 1, 2016 at the Winthrop Rockefeller
Institute (WRI) on Petit Jean Mountain. Registration opens
Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Hotel rooms are available at the
WRI at a rate per night + tax of $84.00. To reserve a room call
the Institute at 1-866-972-7778. There is no elevator to rooms
on the lower level in The Meadows complex. Tell them if you
can’t climb stairs or walk far.
The meeting agenda, field trip schedule, and registration
forms are available for
This bird was found by Kenny and LaDonna Nichols in Delaware Bay
on Lake Dardanelle on Jan. 6 and again on Jan. 9, 2016. This
will be the first state record for this species pending approval
by the Bird Records Committee. The bird is in first winter
Send us information on your rare bird discoveries!
e-mail connection for submitting your records of rare or out-of-season
bird observations to the AAS Curator.
Checklists of the Birds of Arkansas
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
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
species page contains a photo and a summary.
Member Address Changes
If you move or have an address change, please notify the AAS
to insure that you continue to receive the AAS newsletter
Butterflies of Arkansas
A 2014 updated checklist of the butterflies of
Arkansas, created by Herschel Raney,
We also have a printable brochure about the Arkansas
Audubon Society that you can download and print on your
Click Here to download our
brochure (595k). Please understand these files can be
quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Welcome to the online home
of the Arkansas Audubon Society. Join Us on
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
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 or the alternate text "The safer, easier
way to pay online" below. AAS is a tax exempt organization.
Brambling - photo by Mitchell Pruitt
This very rare bird was discovered
by Carl Hunter at his feeder near Kanis Rd. in Little Rock and
reported to the birding community Jan. 23, 2016. The bird was seen
4-5 days prior to the 23rd.This bird normally
occurs in Europe and Northern Asia and rarely occurs in the US.
This is the
first record of this species in Arkansas and the Mid-South.
Help With Bird Identification
If you have difficulty identifying Arkansas birds check out the
helpful identification sheets at
You can also find other information about the Arkansas Audubon
Society including our Mission and our By-Laws,
as well as the Society
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.
you see on the masthead were taken by AAS members ,
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
experience nature, hands-on, at the Halberg Ecology Camp. The
2016 Camp dates are: 1st session June 12 - June17, 2nd
session June 19 - 24. Additional details are available on the
Halberg Ecology Camp
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.