The mission of the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas is to encourage programs and activities supporting all things natural, wild, and free, especially birds, bird habitat stability and improvement, as well as to promote fellowship among members, educate and inspire the public, and champion the highest standards of ethical outdoor conduct.
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
Join our field trip
celebrating World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) and experience the excitement of
spring migration? At least four thousand
different species of birds are moving from their wintering grounds to their
summer nesting sites. It will be a great
day to be outside enjoying nature. This
bird walk doubles as a BirdLR Birdathon team, which is a fun, friendly
competition to raise money for bird conservation in Arkansas, sponsored by Audubon
Arkansas. The ASCA team’s fundraising goal
is to collect donations and pledges based on per species seen. Donate to our team by going to ar.audubon.org/birdathon/asca.
Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Gillam
Park at the far parking lot. Gillam has
great habitat for spring warblers. There
will be moderate walking on fairly level, but possibly muddy trails. Once finished at Gillam, we’ll drive to the
LRAC and walk the wildlife observation trail.
Last, we’ll head to Industrial Harbor Road and Terry Lock & Dam to
look for Western Kingbirds and Painted Buntings. Bring water and snacks, the trip can last into
early afternoon. Wear sturdy walking
shoes or hiking boots.
Park is in southeast Little Rock near the airport. Address is 5300 Gillam Park Road, Little
Rock. Take I-30 West heading south from
Little Rock. Then exit onto I-440 going
towards the airport. Take Exit
1-Springer Road. At the bottom of the
exit ramp, turn left onto Springer Road.
Go approximately 1 mile to just past the LRAC. Turn right onto Gillam Park Road. Follow it into the park to the last parking