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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 Feb 4, 8:00am. There is a $4.00 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
Difficult Identifications
Tuesday, Feb 28, 6:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Chris King

Chris will present a basic guide for some of the more difficult identifications that you are likely to come across here in Mississippi.

Saturday, Feb 4, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Bird Walk
LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Brave the chill and let's hunt for some ducks and sparrows.

Trip leader: Mike Sileo/ Chris King

There is a $4.00 park entrance fee.

Photo Credit: Christopher King

JAS Panther Swamp NWR Field Trip
Saturday, Jan 21 8:00 a.m.

We'll be escorted by refuge employees on this trip and be combing through the myriads of water fowl that call Panther Swamp their winter home.

Meet at Panther Swamp Refuge Visitor Information Station located at 12595 MS Hwy I-49 (NOT 49E or 49W) 12 miles east of Yazoo City. 1 hr north of Jackson and Vicksburg. Go to Yazoo City, take I-49 toward Louise, MS and go about 12 miles (10 minutes) to Refuge Headquarters. You will pass Erickson Road. The refuge road is on the left, if coming from Yazoo City. If coming from Yazoo and you pass Hwy 16 you have gone too far. Google: 12595 MS I-49, Louise, MS for map to refuge. DO NOT GOOGLE "PANTHER SWAMP." GPS coordinates: 32.922227, -90.574383

For further information call Chris King at 850-232-8219

Leader: Seth Swafford

Image Credit: Chris King