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Jackson Audubon Society
625 W. Chickasaw St Brookhaven, MS
(850) 232-8219
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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.

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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 5, 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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Click here for the Jackson Audubon Society's stance on the One Lake Project.

Clinton Community Nature Center
JAS Chapter Meeting
Pot Luck/ Elections
Damsels and Dragons of Mississippi
Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m.

Please note the meeting time has changed

Photo Credit: Dr. Doug Clarke

Dr. Doug Clarke will teach us Dragon and Damselfly identification.

Saturday, May 5, 8:00am
JAS Monthly Bird Walk
LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Join us we search the park for spring migrants.

Trip leader: Mike Sileo

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

Vicksburg Military Park
April 28, 8:00 a.m.-Noon

Join Joan and Doug Clarke as we cruise through Vicksburg's famous Military Park looking for spring migrants.
Tanagers, orioles, and buntings are on the docket.

We will meet in the park's parking lot at 7:45 and depart at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
There is an entry fee for the park.

Leader: Joan and Doug Clarke

Image Credit: Chris King