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May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Safely engage with fellow birders across the state at the 2021 Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) Spring convention, which will meet virtually Saturday, May 8 via the Zoom video conferencing application. The convention will feature independent birding field trips and special presentations. Additionally, participants may win small prizes for notable bird observations and will enjoy opportunities to engage with other wildlife enthusiasts. Attendees will need to register ahead of time to receive a link to the Zoom meetings; registration information will be available on our website.

Saturday morning will begin with independent birding field trips. We encourage you to bird your favorite local spots wherever you live in the state! Birding can begin as early as sunrise, but we ask that birders complete their outings by 2 PM to return home for the afternoon symposium in time. A few small prizes will be awarded to birders who observed the most species, most individuals, and the “best” bird. The afternoon presentations will occur from 4–5:30 PM. These will include a seminar on the status of bobwhite quail in Arkansas by Marcus Asher from the AR Game and Fish Commission as well as student research presentations.

After dinner on your own, Saturday evening’s highlight at 7 PM is “101 Ways to Help Birds” by guest speaker Laura Erickson, who was the 2014 recipient of the American Birding Association’s Roger Tory Peterson Award. Laura is also an author, photographer, educator, blogger, and wildlife rehabilitator. After this keynote presentation, birders will have time to share bird observations from this event and the prior week’s CAW event.


May 8
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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