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





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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 Oct 7, 8:00am. There is a $4.00 park entrance fee.



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Eudora Welty Library
JAS Chapter Meeting
Dr. Frank Hensley
Global Decline of Amphibian Populations: Lessons from 30 years
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.

Please note the meeting time has changed

Photo Credit: Dr. Frank Hensley

In the late 1980's scientists around the world first recognized that an inordinate number of species of amphibians were declining in number and even becoming extinct. Over the last three decades, investigations into potential causes have revealed complex patterns of environmental degradation and emerging diseases. In addition to understanding the causes of recent population declines, scientists are looking ahead to threats on the horizon, and sounding the alarm to encourage measures to prevent extinctions while there is still time. Lessons learned about amphibian declines may have application to a broad spectrum of wildlife species experiencing population declines similar threats.



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

October is always a good time to look for American Redstarts.

Trip leader: Chris King

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





St. Catherine Creek NWR

Special Sunset Field Trip
Saturday, September 9
4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Jackson Audubon Society is sponsoring a special "Sundowner Field Trip" to St. Catherine Creek NWR. There are lots of birds at St. Cat this time of year. On two recent trips to the refuge (July 30 and Aug 11) thousands of birds were witnessed coming in to roost at sundown.

We will meet at the visitor center at 4:00 p.m.

Directions

From Natchez, take US Highway 61 South for 10 miles, then turn right (at the Dollar General Store) onto York Road at Sibley for 2 miles. You will see the large brown St. Cat sign. Then turn left onto Pintail Lane. Meet at Headquarters office which is the first building on your left.

Coordinates 31.361529, -91.417677

If you have any questions please feel free to call Chris at 850-232-8219

Leader: Chris King

Image Credit: Chris King