Spring 2017 Meeting of the AAS
Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be
May 12 – 13, 2017, at the Lodge
at Mount Magazine.
Mount Magazine Lodge has a block of 16 standard rooms
($127/night) and 19 deluxe rooms ($143/night), for a total of 35
rooms. These room prices are discounted 20% of the regular
price. To reserve a room, call the lodge at
1-877-665-6343, press 1 for the reservation desk and ask for
the “Hummingbird Special”; group #1830977. The cut-off date for
making reservations at the special rate is
April 12, 2017.
campsites may be reserved online at MountMagazineStatePark.com,
or by calling Mount Magazine State Park at:
479-963-8502. Campsite are also available at Blue Mountain
The meeting reservation form, agenda, and
field trip list is now available for
Send us information on your rare bird discoveries!
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
2015 AAS 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
Species added to the checklist since the 2009
publication can be found
you would like 15 copies or more of the new 2015 checklist,
at arbirds0 at gmail.com. Single copies are available at AAS
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
species page contains a photo and a summary.
Member Address Changes
If you move or have an address change, please notify the AAS
to insure that you continue to receive the AAS newsletter
Butterflies of Arkansas
A 2014 updated checklist of the
butterflies of Arkansas, created by Herschel Raney, is
Contact US* If using a web based email like
gmail, yahoo, etc., convert the following to standard email format
and copy into your browser: arbirds0 at gmail dot com .
We also have a printable brochure about the Arkansas
Audubon Society that you can download and print on your
Click Here to
download our brochure (595k). Please understand these
files can be quite large and may take several minutes to
download on a slow connection.
Welcome to the online home
of the Arkansas Audubon Society. Join Us on
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
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.
First Record for Arkansas: a Black-headed x Rose-Breasted
This bird was discovered and photographed by John Turner at the
Christian Ministries Center near Eureka Springs on April 28, 2017.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are common migrants in Arkansas. The
Black-headed Grosbeak is rarely found in Arkansas.
Help With Bird Identification
If you have difficulty identifying Arkansas birds check out the
helpful identification sheets at
You can also find other information about the Arkansas Audubon
Society including our Mission and our By-Laws,
as well as the Society
Arkansas Birds, our quarterly newsletter that all AAS
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.
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 first camp session will be June 11-16, 2017. The second session
will be June 18-23. Additional details are available on the
Halberg Ecology Camp
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.