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Jackson Audubon Society
5120 Reddoch Drive, Jackson, MS 39211
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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 August 2, 8:00am. There is a $3.00 park entrance fee.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Birders making use of Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas should familiarize themselves with the most current rules regarding WMA user permit fees. See this link for details.

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Eudora Welty Library

JAS Chapter Meeting

September 23, 6:30 p.m.

Speaker to be announced.

Photo Credit: Chris King

Saturday Septemeber 6, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Birdwalk

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Let's head out in search of some early fall migrants.

Trip leader: Chris King

There is a $3.00 park entrance fee.

JAS Field Trip to St. Catherine Creek NWR
Saturday, September 13

Join trip leader, Chris King, as we strike out in search of migrating shore birds

Spoonbills, peeps, plovers, and Wood Storks are on the agenda for the day.

The terrain may be a bit muddy and the birds will be quite a distance away so good boots and a spotting scope are recommended, but if you don't have a scope don't worry there will be plenty to share.

We will meet at the refuge headquarters (21 Pintail Ln. Sibley, MS 39120) at 7:30 a.m. We will head out at 8:00 a.m.

Image Credits:Chris King

JAS Field Trip Vicksburg Military Park Hawk Watch
Saturday September 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Come out for our annual hawk watch at the Vicksburg Military Park Saturday September 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Fort Hill.

From the entrance of the park follow the main road (you can bypass Yankee Circle, Grant Ave, and Sherman Circle by turning left at the Mini Ball monument) continue passed the Cairo and the Federal Cemetery. You will then approach Fort Hill which will be stop 9 on your park map.

If you have any questions you may call Skipper Anding at 601-856-7661.

Trip Leader: Skipper Anding

Image Credit: Bill Stripling