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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 Oct 1, 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
Mini Workshop: Shorebird ID
Tuesday Aug 23, 6:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Bill Stripling

Dr. David King will teach us the subtleties of shorebird identification.

Saturday Oct 1, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Bird Walk
LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Cooler temperatures will cause an increase in bird activity. Join us as we enjoy the beginnings of fall in the park.

Trip leader: Reese & Louise Partridge

There is a $4.00 park entrance fee.

Photo Credit: Christopher King

JAS Field Trip
Saturday Sept 10
St Catherine Creek NWR
8:00 a.m. - Noon

We will be searching the refuge for migrating shorebirds. Most of the birding on this field trip will be done from our cars, but there will be short walks that might require mud boots.

We will meet at the visitor center (21 Pintail Ln, Natchez, MS 39120) at 7:45 a.m. and will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. The refuge is prone to flooding; you may call 850-232-8219 or check back here to ensure that the trip is still a go.

Leader: Christopher King

Image Credit: Christopher King