AAS Spring 2019 Convention
The 2019 Spring
Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) will be held
May 3–5, 2019 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI) on
Petit Jean Mountain. Hotel rooms are available at the WRI at a
rate per night + tax of $99 in the President’s Lodge and $89
everywhere else. To reserve a room call the Institute at
1-866-972-7778. For additional information on lodging
download the agenda, field trips and
The special guest
speaker for the convention is Benjamin
Vogt who will conduct two sessions on using native
plants in garden design with respect to attracting birds.
AAS ON "WILDMAN" STEVE WILSON RADIO PROGRAM.
On January 2
Arkansas Audubon Society Officers Samantha Scheiman and Lyndal
York were interviewed about birds, birding and AAS on the "Call
of the Wild " radio program over the Arkansas Radio Network. If you
missed the program, you can
download and listen to it. This is a zip file that you save on your
computer and then extract the 3 program segments.
Report From the Fall 2018 Convention
The meeting was held at the Arkansas Convention Center at the
Holiday Inn in Texarkana on Oct. 5-7. The Friday evening
dinner speaker was Kevin Morgan from Louisiana (left) who
spoke about the history
of wintering hummingbirds in Louisiana. The
Saturday evening dinner speaker was Charles Lyon ( right) from
Shreveport, La who described the discovery of rare as well as
high numbers of wintering waterfowl in the rice fields and
reservoirs of SW Miller County.
Numerous field trips around the area were held on Friday
afternoon and Saturday. The total number of species seen was
Searching for Nelson's Sparrows at Bundrick Farms
Sunday field trips were to Bundrick Farms, AR and to Red
Slough WMA in OK.
The Arkansas Audubon Trust awarded $5,960 in grant funds to
support the research of five students.
The spring convention will be held May 3-5 at the Rockefeller
Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Watch this page for details as
they are developed.
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
Included in this list are photos and documentation of each
you would like 15 copies or more of the new 2018 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.
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.
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 session of 2019 will be June 9 - June 14. The second
session will be June 16 - June 21. Additional details
and downloadable forms 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.
Butterflies of Arkansas
A 2014 updated checklist of the
butterflies of Arkansas, created by Herschel Raney, is
Help With Bird Identification
If you have difficulty identifying Arkansas birds check out the
helpful identification sheets at
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.
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.
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
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gmail, yahoo, etc., convert the following to standard email format
and copy into your browser: arbirds0 at gmail dot com .