July 15, 2020
CROSSETT — After 37 years working at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, you’d think Karen Rowe who heads up the agency’s nongame migratory bird program had seen it all, but nothing could have prepared her for the sight introduced to her by a photographer in Ashley County a few weeks ago. Jami Linder, a local nurse and avid turkey hunter turned wildlife photographer took Rowe to some private land that was nothing short of Rowe’s “field of dreams” after the two met from a Facebook group posting to confirm two never-before occurrences in Arkansas.
Oct. 18, 2017
With cooler weather finally on the horizon, many birders are itching to get out and view some of the Neotropical migrants that make their way through The Natural State each fall. But the roseate spoonbill makes an odd appearance during late summer and early fall, briefly travelling north to Arkansas for a visit before returning to its home in the tropics.