NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AUDUBON SOCIETY
2018 FIELD TRIPS & BIRDING CALENDAR
Wilson’s Snipe in ditched spring run at Craig State Fish Hatchery in Centerton, Arkansas
Image courtesy of Joan Reynolds
All NWAAS field trips are free and open to the public. We always welcome new members, but membership in NWAAS is not required for participation. We try to make our field trips accessible to everyone, all ages, abilities, interests. Beginning birders are always welcome. We have field trips on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate different schedules. We try to arrange carpools where possible.
For maps and more information about these places, check the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society web site http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/ and the section “Places to bird in northwest Arkansas” (under Menu on upper left side of the home page).
If you are interested in being added to the NWAAS email list for updates on field trips and other society events, please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the information on the trips below can change, so additional details & updates about trips are sent via the email prior to the announced date -- check NWAAS facebook for the latest.
SAFETY FIRST, ALWAYS! Our field trips are open to everyone. We try to warn about any special dangers that might be encountered, but neither NWAAS nor individual field trip leaders assume responsibility for personal safety. If you have special needs, or special concerns, please ask the field trip leader before the trip starts. We do not knowingly place anyone in danger on any field trip. We count on those who attend to keep trips safe for everyone.
2018 FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE
The January field trip for Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will take place ALL DAY Saturday January 20, with most activities at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area visitor center. The event is Wonders of Winter Wildlife, an annual program organized by state park staff. It starts at 9 am with netting and banding birds. Among other activities will be Lynn Sciumbato from Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitatiuon Center with hawks, owls, and Igor the Turkey Vulture (11 am) and my powerpoint presentation on winter birds at Hobbs and Beaver Lake (1:30). There’s LOTS more, so check out the full schedule. For more: Hobbs, 479-789-5000. All activities are free and open to the public with exception of the eagle cruise (3 pm) that requires advanced reservation and a small fee. Finally, we have found Red Crossbills near the visitor center on several recent occasions, so we will be on the lookout for them during the day. Bring your binoculars.
NWAAS will host two field trips in February. On Saturday February 3, Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake. On Saturday evening February 24, American Woodcocks in Wedington Unit, Ozark National Forest west of Fayetteville. More details will be posted closer to these dates.