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 7, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
September 21, 2019 - Fall Birds at McSwain's
October 5, 2019 - Fall MOS Meeting (St. Catherine Creek NWR)
October 12, 2019 - Big Sit at Hattiesburg Lagoons Gate
October 18-20, 2019 - 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 26, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
November 2-3, 2019 - MS Audubon Chapters Event (Strawberry Plains Audubon Center)
November 23, 2019 - Lux Road
November 30, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
December 7, 2019 - Ducks at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
December 14, 2019 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
December 17, 2019 - Hancock County Christmas Bird Count (Waveland)
December 18, 2019 - Camp Shelby Christmas Bird Count
December 20, 2019 - Jackson County Christmas Bird Count (Ocean Springs)
December 28, 2019 - Hattiesburg Annual Christmas Bird Count
January 11, 2020 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
February 8, 2020 - Sparrow Trip - USDA/MSU Field Location (Pearl River County)
February 15, 2020 - PWAS Window Watch
February 17, 2020 - PWAS President's Day Gull Run
February 22, 2020 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
March 14, 2020 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
March ??, 2020 - Big Branch Marsh NWR
April 10-12, 2020 - Spring Migration at Dauphin Island, AL
April ??, 2020 - Birdfest at Hattiesburg Zoo
April 18, 2020 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
May 16, 2020 - Monthly Survey - Lagoons
May ??, 2020 - Bobolink & Dickcissel Trip
May 23, 2020 - Painted Bunting Hunt at Lagoons
Note: Additional field trips will be added as newsletters are published and dates/destinations are finalized.