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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 October 4, 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

Jay Woods, Executive Director, Audubon Mississippi

October 28, 6:30 p.m.

Jay Woods will talk about the many achievements of Audubon MS including our 2 nature centers, the Restore Act, Our Web-based Coastal Birding Trail, an $8.2 million grant for bird conservation and more.

Photo Credit: Bill Stripling

Saturday October 4, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Birdwalk

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Join Pullen Watkins as he leads our trip searching for fall migrants

Trip leader: Pullen Watkins

There is a $3.00 park entrance fee.

JAS Field Trip Eagle Lake
Saturday November 8, 8:00 a.m.

We will ride the levees at Eagle Lake in Warren County in search of American White Pelicans, Bald Eagles and other winter residents.

Meet at the Eagle Lake boat ramp at 7:30 a.m. We will head out at 8:00 a.m.

Call 601-832-6788 for more information.

Trip Leaders: Mary Stripling/ Judy Shearer

Image Credit: Bill Stripling