The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society is a registered non-profit organization serving the four-county region of northwest Arkansas -- Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties, committed to Preserving the Natural World in Northwest Arkansas through Education, Environmental Study and Habitat Protection.

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Upcoming Field Trips & Events

All field trips are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a member of NWAAS to attend. Questions? Email

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - Brown-headed Nuthatches at Shores Lake

The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip to Shores Lake in the Ozark National Forest on Saturday March 16, 2024, starting at 9:00 AM. This area features mature shortleaf pine habitat that's the best place in Northwest Arkansas to find our target species: Brown-headed Nuthatch. We'll enjoy all the fine birds this pine forest offers, keeping a keen eye out for Red Crossbill, which has been seen in this area in the past. Bill Beall, veteran birder from Ft. Smith will co-lead this trip. Meet at 9 AM at the Shores Lake picnic area entrance (GPS: 35.640199, -93.959962) on the west side of the lake. We'll bird around the lake and surrounding area for a few hours. You are welcome to leave whenever you need. For those who want to keep birding in the afternoon, Bill Beall will lead us down to the Kibler Bottoms and Frog Bayou WMA area (near Alma, AR) to explore the ponds, river, and agricultural fields in the valley.
RSVP by email to so we know how many to expect. In your email, please include your name and the total number in your party.
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May 3-5, 2024 - Arkansas Audubon Society Spring Convention at Petit Jean State Park

The 2024 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society will be held May 3-5 at beautiful Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton. This meeting of birders from around the state offers outstanding speakers, field trips, and activities! Several types of lodging have been reserved. Register by April 3rd to reserve rooms and get early bird pricing.
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May 4-5, 2024 - Birders Weekend at Devil's Den State Park

Devil's Den State Park will host a number of bird-themed activities during the weekend of May 4th-5th as part of their annual "Birders Weekend." NWAAS will co-host some bird outings. Check back here for more details in April.

Field trips for April, May, and June will be posted in March.

Past Field Trips

A man using his hands to illustrate the spiral flight display of a woodcock as three participants watch.
Dr. David Krementz explaining American Woodcock flight display at start of a field trip on February 22, 2020