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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 the details.

Spring 2017 Meeting of the AAS

The 2017 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be held 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.

 Park campsites may be reserved online at, or by calling Mount Magazine State Park at: 479-963-8502. Campsite are also available at Blue Mountain Lake.

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!
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
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 each. 

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

If you would like 15 copies or more of the new 2015 checklist, email us  at arbirds0 at Single copies are available at AAS conventions.

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
(wmlynch 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.

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 .




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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.



Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-  photo by Michael Linz

This very rare visitor from Asia was discovered by Kenney and LaDonna Nichols at Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery in Lonoke on Aug. 15, 2016. This is the first record of this species in Arkansas. The  eye ring is clearly visible. Most US sightings are of immature birds. This is an adult male.


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  2017 Camp dates  will be announced in Feb. 2017. 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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