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Spring 2016 Meeting of the AAS

The 2016 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be held April 29 to May 1, 2016 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI) on Petit Jean Mountain. Registration opens Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Hotel rooms are available at the WRI at a rate per night + tax of $84.00. To reserve a room call the Institute at 1-866-972-7778. There is no elevator to rooms on the lower level in The Meadows complex. Tell them if you can’t climb stairs or walk far.


The meeting agenda, field trip schedule, and registration forms are available for download .

Iceland Gull

This bird was found by Kenny and LaDonna Nichols in Delaware Bay on Lake Dardanelle on Jan. 6 and again on Jan. 9, 2016. This will be the first state record for this species pending approval by the Bird Records Committee. The bird is in first winter plummage.

Send us information on your rare bird discoveries!
Use our e-mail connection for submitting your records of rare or out-of-season bird observations to the AAS Curator.

Checklists of the Birds of Arkansas
The 2009 AAS Field Checklist of the birds of Arkansas is available for downloading. This is a five page download. This valuable resource provides a listing of all the species of birds that occur in Arkansas with detail codes on distribution, abundance, and dates of occurrence for each. 

Species added to the checklist since the 2009 publication can be found here

Documentation Supporting Listing in the AAS Field List
This PDF document provides the type of supporting documentation for the listing of each species in the Arkansas Audubon Society Field List. 

For a list of new species added to the AAS Field List since 1986 click here . Each species page contains a photo and a summary.

Member Address Changes
If you move or have an address change, please notify the AAS Treasurer
(twbutler1941 at to insure that you continue to receive the AAS newsletter regularly.

Butterflies of Arkansas
A  2014 updated checklist of the butterflies of Arkansas, created by Herschel Raney, is available here .

Downloadable Brochures!
We also have a printable brochure about the Arkansas Audubon Society that you can download and print on your computer.  Click Here to download our brochure (595k). Please understand these files can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.





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We hope you will find our website informative and useful. As you look through our site you'll find information about becoming a member of the Arkansas Audubon Society and a convenient online form you can use to start that process. You can now pay your membership with a credit card.

If you would like to further  support the activities of the Arkansas Audubon Society, you may securely make a donation using your credit card or PayPal account by clicking the donate button or the alternate text "The safer, easier way to pay online"  below. AAS is a tax exempt organization.



Brambling -  photo by Mitchell Pruitt

This very rare bird was discovered by Carl Hunter at his feeder near Kanis Rd. in Little Rock and reported to the birding community Jan. 23, 2016. The bird was seen 4-5 days prior to the 23rd.This bird normally occurs in Europe and Northern Asia and rarely occurs in the US. This is the first record of this species in Arkansas and the Mid-South.


Help With Bird Identification

If you have difficulty identifying Arkansas birds check out the helpful identification sheets at ASCABird .

General Information

You can also find other information about the Arkansas Audubon Society including our Mission and our By-Laws, as well as the Society Trust, and  Arkansas Birds, our quarterly newsletter that all AAS members receive.


Would you like a scholarship to  attend a nature camp or a grant to perform bird related research?  Click on this link  for more information. 


The photographs you see on the masthead were taken by AAS members , Robert Herron, Edie Calaway, Lyndal York


Halberg Ecology Camp
Kids and parents, be sure to check out our Halberg Ecology Camp page where you'll find details on how kids can enjoy a summer camp where they can have fun and experience a unique learning opportunity.

Halberg Ecology Camp

Students experience nature, hands-on, at the Halberg Ecology Camp. The  2016 Camp dates  are: 1st session June 12 - June17, 2nd session June 19 - 24.  Additional details are available on the Halberg Ecology Camp webpage.

If you would like to help support the Halberg Ecology Camp, send your check to Treasurer, Ecology Camp, 804 Konrad Court, Little Rock, AR 72223-9201. Donations are tax exempt.






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