Henslow's Sparrow will be our target species,
also Sedge and Marsh Wren. Join Grand Bay NERR
for an afternoon of sparrow watching. Come
learn about the different species of sparrows
that winter in south Mississippi and how to
spot them in the field. Activities include
field observation, pine savanna hiking, and
mist netting observations.
dress accordingly for the weather and wear
either rubber boots (preferably) or shoes that
you wouldn’t mind getting wet. Note that the
ground in the savanna is extremely uneven, so
watch your footing.
field, bring your binoculars, birding field
guides, water, and bug spray.
the Visitors Center, 6005 Bayou Heron Road,
Moss Point, MS 39562
Field Trip - Pascagoula River Audubon
Center - Morning Workshop/Afternoon Bird
conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count
and Pascagoula River Audubon Center a morning
clinic will be held at the center followed by
participation in the GBBC at PRAC. A great
learning experience for new and/or beginning
birders. An opportunity to match up one-on-one
with seasoned birders.
the Center at 7001 Frank Griffin Rd. Moss
Point, MS 39563
Hattiesburg Audubon will be on the Coast for
the Annual Presidents Day Gull Run.
incorporate it into a "Birding Along the
Coast" trip. Interested in joining in? Call
the Pine Woods Audubon for more information
Was 2/21 Now
THIS TRIP NOW SCHEDULED FOR FEB 28!
Audubon Society - Stone County Field
birds: wintering waterfowl; shorebirds, Green
Heron, Glossy Ibis and other marsh birds;
raptors, including Bald Eagle. This is the
easiest site to find Mississippi Sandhill
Crane. Also, by this time American
Golden-Plover may be due and the waterfowl
variety might pick up a bit.
the park and ride at I-10 exit 50, Ocean
Springs; next to Denny's, between7:15 and 7:30 AM.
Bring your binoculars, scope, refreshments,
You may call Sharon Milligan for more
day of Ship Island Excursions. Birds - Piping,
Snowy, Wilson's Plover good possibilities; Red
Knot and/or one of the rarer gulls not
unreasonable. Depending on weather could be a
variety of early migrants.
a nice variety of shorebirds. Excellent spot
for Nelson's and Seaside Sparrow. Also Sedge
Wrens, shorebirds, terns & gulls. Bellefontaine
on weather could be an interesting variety
of early migrants.
the Kangaroo station, corner of Hwy 90 and
Hwy 57. Take Exit 57 south off of I-10).
3/28 MCAS Field Trip - Grand Bay
NERR Boat Trip
A birding boat
trip to observe the birdlife of the
extensive marshes and other habitats of
Bay National Estuarine Research
Reserve/National Wildlife Refuge,
Jackson County. This trip will begin at
8:00 am and will finish by 12:00 (noon).
and reservations are both
required. The fee for this
trip will be $28/person and must be paid
with cash or check (not credit card)
before boarding the boat at the ramp at
the end of Bayou Heron Road in Moss
on this trip will be limited to 16
individuals and persons will be
registered on a first come-first
register, please send an e-mail with
your name, e-mail address, and mobile
phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.Once
your e-mail is received, you will be
contacted via e-mail within two days
with a confirmation e-mail. We will
create a waiting list once we have
reached the limit for this trip and we
will take individuals in order from the
waiting list should any of the original
registrants cancel at the last minute.
Island Migration. A spring and fall migrant
trap. This can be a spectacular outing with
many colorful species of warblers, vireos,
tanagers, orioles, swallows, etc. A plethora
Cadillac Square Park, Dauphin Island
4/18 MCAS Field Trip - Migration
in Logtown & Ansley, Hancock County
223-0720/Jay Morris (228) 236-5240/Nancy
Madden (228) 229-7108
Highly dependent on weather, but by this time
at least most of the desired bottomland
forest breeders (kites, Kentucky and
Swainson's Warbler, etc.) should be back on
Stennis Welcome Center (Exit 1) off I-10 at7:00 am
4/25 MCAS Field Trip - Seaman
Road Lagoons - Jackson County
Sharon Milligan (228) 861-1622 (+2)
be good shorebird movement- Approaching peak
time for Upland, White-rumped, and Baird's
Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope. Some
Golden-plover should still be around.
Warbler flight possible. Maybe Bobolink and
breeding plumage Eared Grebe during this
the park and ride at I-10 exit 50, Ocean
Springs; next to Denny's, between7:15 and 7:30 am.
Bring your binoculars, scope,
5/2 MCAS joins Orleans Chapter
Audubon - Big Branch Nati'l Wildlife
Leader: Ed Wallace
join the Orleans Audubon chapter for a half
day trip to Big Branch National Wildlife
Hwy 190 west of Lacombe, LA to Transmitter
Road, turn toward Lake Pontchartrain and drive
to T-Junction. Turn right and go to the second
parking lot on the left. Meet at8amat
Boy Scout Parking Lot.
possibilities are: Bachman's Sparrow,
Red-cockaded, Red-headed, Red-bellied and
Pileated Woodpecker. Bald Eagle and Osprey and
perhaps late migrating warblers.
5/9 MCAS Field Trip -
Pascagoula River Birding Trip
Mark LaSalle (228) 475-0825/Benny McCoy
on the Pascagoula River; $25 Fee &
Reservations required.This trip is limited to 22.
the Pascagoula River Audubon Center at9:30at
7001 Frank Griffin Rd. Moss Point, MS 39563
Least Bittern, Seaside Sparrow, to name just a
5/16 MCAS Field Trip - Boneyard
Rookery, George County
Larry Dees - (228) 235-9764
nesting warblers, vireos, nesting wading birds
including White Ibis, Little Blue Heron,
Cattle Egret. Spectacular heronry; variety of
marsh-oriented birds. Wood Stork have been showing up rather early
on recent years so will be a possibility.
Meet at 6:30 AM between Waffle House and
Chevron station on NE corner Hwy 64 and Hwy
614 in Wade, MS.
Wildlife Management Area User permit is
required (except for seniors over 65). A
yearly permit for all WMA is $15+ and must
be purchased in advance at locations that
sell hunting licenses such as Wal-Mart (www.mdwfp.com/license/hunting-license.aspx)