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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 February 6, 8:00am. CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING There is a $4.04 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
Bird Song Workshop
Tuesday February, 23, 6:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Bill Stripling

If you don't know what a mnemonic is or don't know how to describe a bird song with words, then this workshop is designed for you.

Join us as Chris King explains how birds make all those wonderful sounds, how to take notes on bird song, and how to memorize them.

This is an interactive workshop so bring your field guides, paper, and pen.

Saturday February 6, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Birdwalk
LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Well, there's no leaves to get in the way of our birding. Brave the cold and join us as we look for our wintering birds.

Trip leader: Judy Shearer

There is a $4.04 park entrance fee.

Photo Credit: Christopher King

JAS Christmas Bird Count
Saturday December 26

Both beginner and experienced birders are invited to take part in the Jackson Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. All novices will be paired with an experienced birder, so don't let a lack of experience side line you for this wonderful event.

Beginning in 1900 the Christmas Bird Count is the longest standing bird count in the world, and its data is used by ornithologists the world over.

At the end of the day we hold a Tally Up Supper as a thank you to participants as well as to share experiences from the day and tally up the birds encountered by each group.

If you are interested in participating please call 601-832-6788

Image Credit: National Audubon Society