Field Trip – August 27 – Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge

Bald Knob, White County

Meet at 7:00 a.m. near the Arvest Bank at the Other Center parking lot in North Little Rock.  The Other Center is at 4000 McCain Blvd. across from McCain Mall.  Take Exit 1 west off US-67/167 and cross back over the highway.  We’ll arrive at Bald Knob NWR around 8:30 a.m. for those who want to meet us there.  Look for cars parked on Coal Chute Road.  This federal refuge is also a National Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA).  We expect to find shorebirds, herons, night-herons, egrets, and possibly Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills.  It will be very hot so bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and a hat.  Scopes are helpful.  Very little walking will be involved.  There is no bathroom on-site.  There is a McDonald’s off Hwy. 67/167 at Bald Knob Exit 55.  

Go to www.fws.gov/baldknob/ for driving directions and more information about the refuge.

GPS: 35.260233, -91.571903.

Suspension of Monthly Field Trips

With continuing coronavirus concerns, plus our priority to keep members of our birding community healthy and safe, the ASCA Board members have decided to suspend the monthly field trips through August. Due to the necessity of maintaining strict social distancing, it is not feasible at this time to hold large group activities. As the summer progresses, and if conditions improve, the ASCA Board may reevaluate this decision. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, if you are feeling the need ASCA maintains a list of local biding locations below:


Karen Holliday
ASCA Field Trip Coordinator
Pulaski County/Central Arkansas