Bird watching is a popular pasttime that brings together people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and political persuasions.
Bird watching is so popular because birds are everywhere and anyone can find and observe them. Their beautiful plumage, varied vocalizations, intricate behaviors, and seasonal migrations make birds fascinating to study. To get started with bird watching, all you need to do is look out your window. To learn more, such as how to use a field guide, select binoculars and identify birds, visit How to Begin Birding. You'll also need the official checklist of Arkansas birds (attached below) to tell you which species to expect and when.
There are many ways to connect to the Arkansas birding community.
Join your local Audubon Chapter for organized meetings and birdwalks.
Arkansas Audubon Society holds biannual meetings around the state, publishes Arkansas Birds newsletter, and maintains the Arkansas Bird Records Database.
Subscribe to ARBIRD, the Arkansas bird discussion list to share sightings, ask questions, and discuss all things related to Arkansas birds.
Share photos and get ID help at the Arkansas Birders Facebook page.
Get rare bird photos and alerts at the Arkansas Rare Bird Alert Facebook page.
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