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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2017 - 18 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 23, 2017 - Fall Birds at McSwain Property
October 8, 2017 - Big Sit at Hattiesburg Lagoons Gate
October 20-22, 2017 - 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 28, 2017 - Black Creek Trail
November 4, 2017 - Desoto National Forest Ecosystem Restoration
November 11, 2017 - Ducks at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
December 9, 2017 - Freedom Ranch Outreach Education
December 19, 2017 - Hancock County Christmas Bird Count (Waveland)
December 21, 2017 - Camp Shelby Christmas Bird Count
December 30, 2017 - Hattiesburg Annual Christmas Bird Count
January 5, 2018 - Jackson County Christmas Bird Count (Ocean Springs)
January 13, 2018 - Ducks at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
January 27, 2018 - Sparrow Trip (destination to be determined)
February 3, 2018 - Lux Road Birds
February 17, 2018 - PWAS Window Watch hosted by Jim & Dee Bishop
February 19, 2018 - PWAS President's Day Gull Run
March 3, 2018 - Gopher Tortoises at Camp Shelby
March 10, 2018 - Hancock County Beaches (MCAS)
March 17, 2018 - Fountainbleu Trail Birds & Botany (MCAS)
March 24, 2018 - Hiller Park and Biloxi Back Bay Area (MCAS)
March 29, 2018 (Thurs.) - Wildlife Day at Crosby Arboretum (Picayune)
April 7 - Logtown - Possum Walk Trail (MCAS)
April 14, 2018 - Birdfest at Hattiesburg Zoo
April 21 - Ship Island (MCAS)
April 27-29, 2018 - Spring Migration at Dauphin Island, AL
May 5, 2018 - Bobolink/Dickcissel Hunt at O'Neal's
May 12, 2018 - Painted Bunting Hunt at Hattiesburg Sewage Lagoons
June 16, 2018 - Hattiesburg Butterfly Count
July 21, 2018 - Delta NF Butterfly Count
Note: Additional field trips will be added as newsletters are published and dates/destinations are finalized.