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 AAS Spring 2019 Convention

The 2019 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be held May 3–5, 2019 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI) on Petit Jean Mountain. Hotel rooms are available at the WRI at a rate per night + tax of $99 in the President’s Lodge and $89 everywhere else. To reserve a room call the Institute at 1-866-972-7778. For additional information on lodging  download the agenda, field trips and registration forms.

The special guest speaker for the convention is Benjamin Vogt  who will conduct two sessions on using native plants in garden design with respect to attracting birds.

AAS ON "WILDMAN" STEVE WILSON RADIO PROGRAM On January 2 Arkansas Audubon Society Officers Samantha Scheiman and Lyndal York were interviewed about birds, birding and AAS on the "Call of the Wild " radio program over the Arkansas Radio Network. If you missed the program, you can download and listen to it. This is a zip  file that you save on your computer and then extract the 3 program segments.

 

Report From the Fall 2018 Convention

    The meeting was held at the Arkansas Convention Center at the Holiday Inn in Texarkana on Oct. 5-7.   The Friday evening dinner speaker was Kevin Morgan from Louisiana (left) who spoke about the history 

 of wintering hummingbirds in Louisiana.  The Saturday evening dinner speaker was Charles Lyon ( right) from Shreveport, La who described the discovery of rare  as well as high numbers of wintering waterfowl in the rice fields and reservoirs of SW Miller County.

    Numerous field trips around the area were held on Friday afternoon and Saturday.  The total number of species seen was 121.

 

Searching for Nelson's Sparrows at Bundrick Farms

  Sunday field trips were to Bundrick Farms, AR and to Red Slough WMA in OK.

    The Arkansas Audubon Trust awarded $5,960 in grant funds to support the research of five students. Read More

     The spring convention will be held May 3-5 at the Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Watch this page for details as they are developed.


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.

 
Checklists of the Birds of Arkansas
2015 AAS  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 hereIncluded in this list are photos and documentation of each species.

If you would like 15 copies or more of the new 2018 checklist, email us  at arbirds0 at gmail.com. Single copies are available at AAS conventions.
 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 or the alternate text "The safer, easier way to pay online"  below. AAS is a tax exempt organization.

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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 first session of 2019 will be June 9 - June 14. The second session will be June 16 - June 21.  Additional details and downloadable forms 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.

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

 Help With Bird Identification

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

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 on a slow connection.

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. 

 


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

 

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