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


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 7, 8:00am. There is a $4.00 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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Clinton Community Nature Center
JAS Chapter Meeting
Pot Luck/ Elections
Damsels and Dragons of Mississippi
Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Please note the meeting time has changed

Photo Credit: Dr. Doug Clarke

Dr. Doug Clarke will teach us Dragon and Damselfly identification.

Saturday, April 7, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Bird Walk
LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Join us we search the park for spring migrants.

Trip leader: Steve Peterson

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

Fannye Cook Natural Area Field Trip
March 24, 8:00 a.m.-Noon

This urban natural area was recently dedicated in honor of Miss Cook, an avid birder, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The area includes about 2,600 acres of wetlands in Rankin County on the north side of Lakeland Drive between Airport Road and the Barnett Reservoir. It is not open to the public yet but we have obtained permission from Wildlife Mississippi to enter. Beautiful area and should be full of early migrants.

DIRECTIONS: At the stop light on Lakeland Drive; Go north on Airport Road which is actually named Liberty Road. (do not got south toward the airport). From the stop light on Lakeland go north one mile then turn left (north) onto a gravel road; Go one mile and you will see a gate on your left. This is the entrance to the refuge. We will meet at this gate and proceed together. There are maintained vehicle roads in the area so we will drive to several areas and stop and bird.

Leader: Mary and Bill Stripling

Image Credit: Bill Stripling