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Jackson Audubon Society
5120 Reddoch Drive, Jackson, MS 39211
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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 May 2, 8:00am. 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

Update: Pearl River One Lake Project

April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Andrew Whitehurst, Science and Water Policy Assistant Director of the Gulf Restoration Network, brings us up to speed on the fight against the Pearl River One Lake Project.

Photo Credit: Christopher King

Saturday April 4, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Birdwalk

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Spring migration is peaking. Join us as we search for the last of the spring migrants The Yellow-crowned Night-herons and Prothonotary Warblers should be busy tending nests and young.

Trip leader: Judy Shearer

There is a $4.04 park entrance fee.

Photo Credit: Christopher King

Vicksburg National Military Park Field Trip
Saturday April 25 7:45am - Noon

Join us as Doug and Joan Clarke lead this field trip in the search for spring migrants. This one of the most anticipated filed trips of the year.

We will meet in the parking lot at the park entrance in order to form our car pools at 7:45am. We will begin at 8:00am sharp.

There is an $8.00/vehicle park entrance fee.

Call 601-832-6788 for more information.

Image Credit: Christopher King