Jackson Audubon Society
5120 Reddoch Drive, Jackson, MS 39211
RADAR & MIGRATION IN MISSISSIPPI: A New
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.
NEW!! Stay up to date on chapter meetings,
field trips and more.
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!