Valentine’s Day and the Great Backyard Bird Count

Little Rock –  For those who love birds, the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas ( will celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 14th, 2008, with a bird walk at Two Rivers Park and Lake Maumelle in Little Rock.  Beginning bird watchers are encouraged to attend and learn from more experienced birders.  We will see numerous songbirds at Two Rivers Park, and loons and ducks from the shore of Lake Maumelle.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Two Rivers Park.  From Highway 10 west turn right on Pinnacle Valley Road; look for the brown sign for Maumelle Park.  Follow the road approximately 4 miles.  When Pinnacle Valley Road turns left, stay straight on County Farm Road.  Bear right through the gates into Two Rivers Park.  Go approximately ¾ of a mile to the first parking lot on your right that has a portable toilet.

After an hour or two we will visit various points along the south shore of Lake Maumelle.

Walking will be fairly easy on hiking trails.  Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.  The event is canceled if there is steady rain, snow, or ice in the morning.

The Great Backyard Bird Count ( is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.  Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts.  It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event.  It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

The mission of the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas is to encourage programs and activities supporting all things natural, wild, and free, especially birds, bird habitat stability and improvement, as well as to promote fellowship among members, educate and inspire the public, and champion the highest standards of ethical outdoor conduct.  For more information about our organization, our monthly meetings, and monthly bird walks please visit