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NEW  Sept. '13- To view a slideshow of John Redman's bird photographs click here

Spring Meeting of the AAS

The 2014 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be held May 2-4, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro. Registration opens Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. For information about the hotel, including maps and driving directions, go to The hotel is located at 2840 South Caraway Rd. Jonesboro, AR.

Hotel room rates are $82 per night + tax. The hot breakfast is price ($4.75) for our group. A few rooms are also available at the conference rate on Thursday night, May 2. To make a reservation, call the hotel direct at (870) 931-7727. Tell them you want a room in the “Audubon” block.

Click here to download the registration form and details of the program and field trips.

Send us 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.


Lenord Vaughn discovered this  Snowy Owl in the Little Rock Port Authority area. Last seen on Dec. 20. It was present for about 3 weeks.  Photo by Michael Linz. Click here for an enlarged view   A Snowy Owl was photographed in Lonoke on Dec. 26th and subsequently found dead on the roadside on Dec. 27, 2013. It is assumed this was the owl that disappeared from Little Rock earlier.


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.  You will need the free pdf reader program Adobe Reader  installed to view and print the checklist.

Click here to download the checklist

Arkansas Field List Hard Copy
The 2009 bird Field List of Arkansas Audubon Society is available. A copy may be obtained for $0.50 plus a large, self - addressed, stamped envelope. (Two copies would require two stamps). Quantity prices are available. 
USPS address:
Helen Parker
14300 Chenal Pkwy # 7473
Little Rock AR 72211

Documentation Supporting Listing in the AAS Field List
This PDF document provides supporting documentation for the listing of each species in the Arkansas Audubon Society Field List. Documentation includes photographs, specimens, recordings, or written documentation that has been accepted by the Bird Records Committee.  Click here to download .

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.

Butterflies of Arkansas
A  checklist of the butterflies of Arkansas, created by Herschel Raney, is available HERE (Revised 2004. PDF file - 268k).





Welcome to the online home
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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.

Bird Records
We also have a form you can use to contact the Arkansas Bird Records Committee with any sightings you have made.

Long-tailed Duck(male) - Photo by Lyndal York

This very rare winter visitor to Arkansas was discovered by Edie Calaway near the foot bridge over the Little Maumelle River in Two Rivers Park in Little Rock on January 29, 2014. There are several reports of this species in Arkansas this winter. (Click on image for enlarged view).

Helps With Bird Identification

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

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 Charles Mills, Robert Herron, Joe Neal, Kenny Nichols, Sally Jo Gibson, Rick Farrar and Lyndal York. To view additional photographs by AAS members click on this link.

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  2014 Camp dates are June 8th - 13th for the first session and June 15th - 20th for the second session.  Additional details and an application form is available on the Halberg Ecology Camp webpage.

Downloadable Brochures!
We also have a printable brochure about the Arkansas Audubon Society that you can download and print on your computer. You will need the free reader program, Adobe Acrobat. If you already have that program 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.





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