Birding Tour to Belize March 18-25.
The Arkansas Audubon Society Trust
is making an effort to boost its Endowment Fund to $200,000 by
its 50th anniversary. The hope is to raise $1,000 for the Trust by
conducting a birding tour to Belize in March led by Dr. R.
Kannan of the UA at Ft. Smith. The tour is
open to 10 birders only. In March
2015 the tour group saw 226 species. Participants should be
physically fit to undertake the activities listed. Dr. Kannan
has led birding tours and/or taught tropical biology courses in
Belize every year since 2009.
For details of the tour and eligibility download
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
Details of field trips, agenda, etc. will
be available in the spring.
Say's Phoebe - photo by Lyndal York
Highlight of the Holla Bend NWR field trip. This bird was
discovered by Amy and Joe Hall and subsequently admired by many.
Uncommon in Arkansas and the first record for Holla Bend NWR.
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
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