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Jackson Audubon Society
5120 625 W. Chickasaw St Brookhaven, MS
(850) 232-8219
jacksonaudubonsociety @gmail.com





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Ever wondered how many birds are passing overhead on a spring night--or which nights are the best? Head over to our brand-new blog, where we'll be keeping tabs on bird migration all season with the eye-opening tool of radar imagery.





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Virginia Lee Cora

Occupation: Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, retired
Started birding: started "raptoring" in the 1970s
What sparked interest in birding: Our son's mascot was the bald eagle, and I began collecting information about their endangered status and looking for them here in Mississippi
First joined JAS: around 2000
Offices held in JAS: member
Favorite MS birding place: Any body of water large enough to attract American bald eagles.
Favorite birding place outside MS: Upriver on the Mississippi, especially Reelfoot, Tennessee in the winter when the eagles are present.
Backyard birding endeavors: Several seed and hummingbird feeders, and providing water and shelter for birds. Spiro was great at identifying backyard birds; I'm learning.
Most memorable birding moment: Seeing my first eagle dive into the water and come up with a large wiggling fish.
Birding achievements: With the help of Chris King, I incorporated birding into "Camp Cora" for a week for my five grandchildren-they loved it.
Advice to birders: Get off the couch, go outdoors, and look for and listen to the birds, preferably with a pair of binoculars, a field guide, and an Audubon birder that can help you understand what you see and here. Just do it!

Our next bird walk will be at LeFleur's Bluff State Park April 1, 8:00am. There is a $4.00 park entrance fee.



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Eudora Welty Library
JAS Chapter Meeting
Pot Luck Dinner and Elections
Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Please note the meeting time has changed

Photo Credit: Bill Stripling

Our presentation for this meeting will be More Blooms for Hummers, Butterflies, and other Pollinators. Dianne Patterson and Margaret Copeland, members of the Okitibbeha Audubon Chapter, will show us how to attract more hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to our yards.



Saturday, April 1, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Bird Walk
LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Spring migration is beginning. We'll be looking for Black-throated Green Warblers and the arrival of our park specialty, the Prothonotary Warbler.

Trip leader: Rynetta Coetzee

There is a $4.00 park entrance fee, and there is no gate attendant until 8:00 A.M. You may gain entry to the park before 8:00 A.M. through a kiosk at the gate shack.

Photo Credit: Christopher King





JAS Roosevelt State Park Field Trip
Saturday, March 25
8:00a.m.-Noon

Canceled Due to Weather

Join us as we comb Roosevelt State Park for spring migrants.

Directions: Take I-20 towards Meridian, take exit 77 and head north on HWY 13 for 1/2 mile turn left at Roosevelt State Park sign.
Coordinates: 32.318293, -89.674053

Pack a lunch for a pic-nic by the lake.

There is a park entrance fee.

Leader: Mary Stripling

Image Credit: Roosevelt State Park