are welcome on our birding field trips!Bring
your own binoculars.No
advance notice necessary unless stated, but
keep weather in mind.Contact
field trip leaders (email addresses below) for
more information if needed, or email field
trip coordinator J. Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Place and
Stennis exit (#2) in Hancock County, meet at
the visitors center, 7:00 am
We will explore this
time honored birding location for early
migrants with the hopes of seeing an
Olive-sided Flycatcher in the mix.The
duration of this field trip will depend on the
severity of the heat.Please
plenty of water and bug spray.
Bike Trail, DeSoto National Forest, Harrison
Leader: June Ladner email@example.com.
Meeting Place and
Time: Meet at the park and ride at 7:30 am
I-10 exit 50 (Ocean Springs).(As
soon as you exit the interstate going south,
park and ride will be on the right.) One of
our richest and most popular birding sites,
normally only by restricted access, so now’s
2015:Ansley Preserve, Hancock
Meeting Place and
at the intersection of Hwy 90 and 603 in the
large parking lot on the northeast corner.Park
near the east end of the parking lot near
McDonalds.Meeting time will be between 7:15 and
7:30 am.This site is part of the Mississippi
Coastal Birding Trail; more information at http://mscoastbirdingtrail.audubon.org/ansley-preserve.html.
2015:Hiller Park near Biloxi Back
Bay, Harrison County.
October 17, 2015:Two
events this day, and both need volunteers! MISSISSIPPI COASTAL CLEANUP:Help
clean up our coastal habitats for birds and
participate 8-11 am.See
updates at https://www.facebook.com/mscoastalcleanup.
AUDUBON CENTER’S GRAND OPENING FAMILY DAY,
Moss Point:Event will take place from 10:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m.Director Mark LaSalle has asked that we
donate our time to lead field trips and to
staff certain stations with binoculars and
volunteer and for more information, please
email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org(more
about the new Center and event updates at https://www.facebook.com/pascagoula.center)
October 24, 2015:
Lagoons, Jackson County. MCAS
is happy to host the Mississippi
Ornithological Society for this event in
addition to our Coast public.Leaders:Sharon
Don McKee, Nancy Madden.
place and time: Meet at the
Park-and-ride at 7:45 AM off I-10 Exit 50
(Ocean Springs). (As soon as you exit the
interstate going south, the Park-and-ride will
be on the right near Denny's.) This will
be the last opportunity this fall to visit one
of our richest and most popular birding sites,
normally restricted access. Meet and
learn from statewide experts of the MOS as we
experience the best of Coast birding.
Time and Place:
Gulfport Harbor Boat Dock 9:00 am. There
is a fee for the ferry (info and map at http://www.msshipisland.com).Migrant
and winter shorebirds, and often some
surprises! NOTICE: If this trip
is weathered out on Saturday, Libby is
willing to do it on Sunday Nov 1 if the
ferry is running. Check with her
(contact info above.)
2015: NEW TRIP
Creek Head Start and Big Biloxi Recreation
Area, Harrison County.
Leader: Dave Reed (email@example.com,
Let’s reconnect with
two areas we haven’t seen in a while. Turkey
Creek Head Start is about a mile
walk along Turkey Creek north of the
Gulfport Airport. This site is on
the Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail (http://mscoastbirdingtrail.audubon.org/turkey-creek-nature-area.html).
Biloxi Recreation Area was
mentioned in the Toups Birds book "Birding
Mississippi” as a moderately
productive site year-round. It is
about half mile west of Hwy 49 and 10
miles north of I-10. It has a ~1
mile walking trail along the Biloxi
River (more at http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mississippi/recarea/?recid=28839).
Meeting Place and time:
7:30 AM at the Walmart on Highway
just south of I-10. Meet in the
Walmart parking lot near the Murphy gas
station. Trip to the two sites will take
(Note - Wolf
River Cookout and Owl Prowl originally
scheduled Nov 7. had to cancel.)
Join us in the spring for another great round
of field trips!
you in the field!
Mississippi Coast Audubon Society:
We are a chapter
of the National Audubon Society, with
membership territory in the six coastal
counties of Mississippi (Hancock, Harrison,
Jackson, George, Stone, and Pearl
River). You can JOIN
National Audubon with a $20
or greater donation, and become a member of
MCAS for free (what a deal!) by clicking
HERE (the membership form specifies
chapter M53 - that's us).