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.

Field Trip – March 16 – Pine Bluff and Jefferson Co. 🗓

Join us to visit Delta Rivers Nature Center, Boyd Point Wastewater Facility, Lake Saracen, and Wilbur West Road in and around Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co.

Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Dixon Rd. commuter lot, Exit 3 off I-530 South.  We’ll arrive at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff around 8:00 a.m.  We’ll bird the parking lot until the Center opens at 8:30 a.m.  The area has diverse habitats such as cypress and tupelo swamps, open water, and wetlands.  Lingering sparrows, winter finches, wrens, egrets, and herons will be our main targets.  Walking is on paved trails and boardwalks.  

    Next stop is the Boyd Point Wastewater Facility to look for ducks and gulls.  If time permits, we’ll also check Lake Saracen and Wilber West Road.  Bring water, snacks, and lunch. The trip may last into the afternoon.  Participants are welcome to leave at any time.


Directions to Delta Rivers Nature Center:
    From the Dixon Rd. commuter lot, take I-530 south to Pine Bluff for 35 miles until I-530 becomes Hwy. 65B (Exit 35).  Go 6 miles, continuing past Lake Saracen (Lake Pine Bluff).  Turn left onto Regional Park Drive.  (Convention Center Dr.).  Continue on Regional Park Drive approximately 1.2 miles.  Turn right onto 1400 Black Dog Road.  Follow signs to the Nature Center.  GPS:  34.239187, -91.990982.  Website is www.deltarivers.com