Jackson Audubon Society Prothonotary Warbler Project

JAS seeks volunteers to help build and repair nest boxes.

IMPORTANT CONSERVATION PROJECT: Join Jackson Audubon Society building nest boxes, as well as repairing and upgrading existing Prothonotary Warbler Nest Boxes for the spring arrivals of these beautiful birds. Each year Reese and Louise Partridge head up a team of folks to get the boxes ready. This is a very important conservation project that JAS sponsors. There are about 30 boxes at LeFleurs Bluff and about 20 boxes at Pearl Wildlife Management Area. High water from the Pearl River at LeFleurs Park may require rescheduling there, but otherwise the project goes forward, rain, snow, or shine. Prothonotary Warblers like to nest over water, so the boxes are located on poles over water. Bring highwater rubber boots, or waders. If volunteers don't want to wade, they can help carrying boxes and tools for attaching boxes to the poles. This is a fun conservation activity, with good birding and plenty for many volunteers to help with. Schedule is as follows: LeFleurs Bluff State Park, Mayes Lake Picnic Ground Parking Lot. Saturday March 16, 8:00 AM until finished. Pearl River Wildlife Management Area and Refuge, Highway 43, Turcotte Lab Observation Tower Parking Lot, Canton, Sunday March 17, 8:30 AM until finished. There is no cost for volunteers to help. Reese and Louise Partridge are the leaders for the project. For more information call 601-832-6788, or visit www.jacksonaudubonsociety.org. Any changes to the above schedule will be posted on the JAS website.

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