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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2018 - 19 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 Crescent City Grill.
September 8, 2018 - Triple Barrel (MCAS)
September 15, 2018 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
September 21-23, 2018 - Fall MOS Meeting (Corinth Area)
September 29, 2018 - Fall Birds at McSwain's
October 6, 2018 - Lake Thoreau
October 14, 2018 - Big Sit at Hattiesburg Lagoons Gate
October 19-21, 2018 - 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 27, 2018 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
November 3, 2018 - LeFleur's Bluff State Park
November 17, 2018 - Lux Road
November 24, 2018 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
December 1, 2018 - Ducks at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
December ??, 2018 - Hancock County Christmas Bird Count (Waveland)
December 19,2018 - Camp Shelby Christmas Bird Count
December 29, 2018 - Hattiesburg Annual Christmas Bird Count
January ??, 2019 - Jackson County Christmas Bird Count (Ocean Springs)
January 12, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
January ??, 2019 - Sparrow Trip (destination to be determined)
February 3, 2018 - Lux Road Birds
February 16, 2019 - PWAS Window Watch & Monthly Survey - Lagoons
February 18, 2019 - PWAS President's Day Gull Run
March 9, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
March ??, 2019 - Wildlife Day at Crosby Arboretum (Picayune)
April 12-14, 2019 - Spring Migration at Dauphin Island, AL
April ??, 2019 - Birdfest at Hattiesburg Zoo
April 20, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
May ??, 2019 - Painted Bunting Hunt
May 18, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
May ??, 2019 - Bobolink & Dickcissel Trip
May ??, 2019 - Spring Birds at McSwain's
Note: Additional field trips will be added as newsletters are published and dates/destinations are finalized.