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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

No meetings until September

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Saturday August 2, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Birdwalk

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Come brave the heat as we strike out in search of the many different species that call the park home for the summer.

Trip leader: Chris King

There is a $3.00 park entrance fee.

Reporting Birds & Keeping Records: Why & How
Saturday, June 21
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Join Gene Knight & Jason Hoeksema, birders and Mississippi Ornithological Society Members for a workshop on how to keep your bird records, how to submit bird sightings, and how to report rare findings.

This lecture is sure to benefit birders of all levels. Don't miss this chance to learn from some of Mississippi's top birders

There is an entry fee to the museum, but the program itself is free.

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Up Close With Under-Appreciated Models: Some Thoughts on Herp Photography
Tuesday, July 1, Noon- 1:00 p.m.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Robert Smith will discuss reptiles and amphibiansas photographic subjects, suggest useful gear, and highlight photographic techniques. While the program will focus on photographing reptiles and amphibians, the techniques presented will also work on a any number of smaller subjects.

Presenter: Robert Smith

Image Credit: Robert Smith