Field Trips, Counts, and Other (Fun) Field Activities
Wild Turkeys; photo by Paul Fischer (2007)
Field Trips are organized during our June chapter planning meeting each year, but we occasionally add new ones throughout the year. When time permits, we publish them here; sometimes there are spontaneous trips organized due to a "special" or rare bird species in our area. Those trips are usually planned and announced on our Chapter listserv.
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2016 - 17 Field Trip & Event Listing
Keep an eye out here for updates to the listed field trips! As more details are worked through, such as time of departure, location of departure, designated trip coordinator, etc., we will update the site. Most field trips depart from Midtown Market (old Roses Shopping Center) ; look for participants right behind Cresent City Grill.
September 10, 2016 - Seaman Road Lagoons Trip - MCAS
September 17, 2016 - Fall Birds at McSwain Property
September 17, 2016 - Ansley Preserve Trip - MCAS
September 24, 2016 - Ship Island Trip - MCAS
October 1, 2016 - Lake Thoreau & October Fest
October 1, 2016 - Ocean Springs Medley - MCAS
October 15, 2016 - Logtown and Possum Walk - MCAS
October 21-23, 2016 - Migrating Birds at Dauphin Island, AL (Make your own reservations). The official count will be held at dusk at the Gulf Breeze Motel on the island on Saturday night. Room # will be announced to the group once we're down there.
October 29, 2016 - Hiller Park & Biloxi Back Bay - MCAS
November 5, 2016 - Clower-Thornton Nature Trail - MCAS
November 12, 2016 - Seaman Road Lagoons - MCAS
November 19, 2016 - Ducks at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
November 26, 2016 - Graveline Beach - MCAS
December 20, 2016 - Hancock County Christmas Bird Count (Waveland)
December 22, 2016 - Camp Shelby Christmas Bird Count
December 31, 2016 - Hattiesburg Annual Christmas Bird Count
January 2, 2017 - Jackson County Christmas Bird Count (Ocean Springs)
January 21, 2017 - Ducks at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
January 28, 2017 - Sparrow Trip to Ag. Station in Picayune
February 4, 2017 - Lux Road Birds
February 18, 2017 - PWAS Window Watch hosted by Jim & Dee Bishop
February 20, 2017 - PWAS President's Day Gull Run
March 9, 2017 (Thurs.) - Collins Lagoon
March 11, 2017 - Oak Crest Mansion - MCAS
March 18, 2017 - McLeod State Park - MCAS
March 25, 2017 - Beauvoir - MCAS
March 30, 2017 (Thurs.) - Wildlife Day at Crosby Arboretum (Picayune)
April 8, 2017 - Birdfest at Hattiesburg Zoo
April 15, 2017 - Ansley Preserve - MCAS
April 21-23, 2017 - Spring Migration at Dauphin Island, AL
April 29, 2017 - Desoto NF Red-cockaded Woodpecker Site - MCAS
Note: Additional field trips will be added as newsletters are published and dates/destinations are finalized.