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Jackson Audubon Society
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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 3, 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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Tuesday April 22, 6:30pm
Eudora Welty Library

JAS Chapter Meeting

Becoming a Better Birder

Join us as Dr. Dave King shows us how to take our birding to the next level.

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Saturday May 3, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Birdwalk

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Don't miss what is sure to be one of the best bird walks of the year. Spring migration should be in full swing so you never know what we might see.

Trip leader: Pullen Watkins

There is a $3.00 park entrance fee.

Vicksburg Military Park Spring Field Trip
Saturday, April 26 7:45 -Noon

Join us as the Clarks lead us on this springtime birding bonanza. We will be on the lookout for a myriad of migratory species.

Meet in the park's parking area by the front gate at 7:45am. We'll be heading out at 8:00am.

Field Trip leaders: Joan & Doug Clark

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Birds and Botany in the Bluff Experimental Forest near Bovina
Saturday, May 10, Time TBD

Dr. Judy Shearer will lead this trip in search of rare ferns, unique flora, and with any luck, some late migrants passing through. This half day field trip is rated a medium hike as there will be a few rolling hills.

We will meet at the gas station north of I-20 on the Bovina exit. The time is yet to be determined.

Field Trip leader: Dr. Judy Shearer

Image Credits:Fine Gardening Plant Guide