Field Trip – Bell Slough South AGFC Wildlife Management Area – April 20 🗓 🗺

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the main entrance to the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area (WMA) off Hwy. 365.  Our target birds will be spring migrants.  

Bell Slough is a mix of ecosystems consisting of 2,040 acres of woodlands and wetlands situated between Little Rock and the Mayflower/Conway region.  There are 117 species of birds documented for the area, including the adjacent waterfowl resting habitat.  

The Bell Slough Kenny Vernon Nature Trail consists of three connecting trails, each ranging in length from about a half-mile to 2 1/4 miles.  The WMA has a nice mix of wildflowers that attract numerous butterflies.  Wear study walking shoes.  This will be a morning trip. 

Directions: From Little Rock, go west on I-40.  Exit I-40 at Mayflower (Exit 135) and turn east (right) at the light onto Hwy. 89.  Then turn south (right) just past the commuter parking lot onto the service road.  Follow the service road paralleling I-40, then veer right at the fork.  Follow this road until you cross the Palarm Creek bridge.  Turn left into the WMA parking lot. GPS: 34.946164, -92.407896

ASCA Meeting March 14: All Things eBird 🗓

Audubon Society of Central Arkansas will be holding its meeting via Zoom.  Our topic this month is eBird.  eBird has changed the birding landscape, providing a fantastic tool for birdwatchers and ornithologists alike. But how can we get all of what eBird has to offer and be sure that our records provide the best data possible to help understand and save the birds we love? In this presentation, we’ll talk with Taylor Long, a software designer with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Arkansas eBird Reviewer, and Ariana Remmel, a science journalist, Birdnote contributor, and Central Arkansas regional reviewer, about all things eBird. Bring your burning eBird questions and learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes when using the tool. All our welcome to attend but registration is required: Click Here.