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Audubon Arkansas has announced the designation of Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Buffalo National River, a unit of the National Park System administered by the Department of the Interior. “Important Bird Areas are sites that provide essential habitat for breeding, wintering, or migrating bird species,” said Dr. Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director for …
Native Arkansan Mike Martin, who has been an avid nature and wildlife photographer for more than 20 years, will present a program on bald eagles at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 10 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. Martin particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing birds in flight.  As a devoted outdoorsman most of his …
According to the Purple Martin Conservation Association, the Purple Martin is the largest member of the swallow family in the U.S. For a few weeks during the summer, you can see large numbers of these acrobatic birds on Bird Island. This small island in the middle of Lake Ouachita has been named an Important Bird …
Several Arkansas State Parks in eastern Arkansas are “going to the birds” this month! From bird watching to birding tours to learning to lure birds to your backyard, you’ll find a great variety of events and workshops focused on learning more about our feathered friends. Cane Creek State Park in Star City offers a Bayou …
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 30, ornithologist Joe Neal will guide a bird walk at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Neal will point out and discuss migrating and local species. Don’t forget to bring binoculars and wear good walking or hiking shoes. Neal is known in the Ozarks …
Arkansas offers exceptional birding opportunities throughout the state. One prime location is Millwood Lake in Ashdown. The lake and the surrounding environs are rated tops in the state for bird watching. Three destinations — the lake, the spillway and Okay Levee – have produced an amazing number of rare sightings over the years. Among those …
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers just announced a new program series titled “Birds and Breakfast,” and we aren’t talking scrambled eggs and coffee, y’all. Well, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or juice. You’ll also experience a close up view of the feathers of a goldfinch or chickadee and then help release the …
Winter lake cruises to view eagles are popular throughout the Ozarks and River Valley. In November, Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville offers free cruises to see our national symbol as well as many other spectacular birds like white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese. Dates for the tours are Nov. 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, …