The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will hold it's annual meeting on December 7th at 6pm. It will be followed by a presentation by Auriel Fournier on rails. This is open to the public and is always interesting and fun (think pictures of birds on a large screen and a lot of information).
Rails - A family of Nemesis Birds
Secretive Marsh Birds, especially Rails, are the bane of most birders. Some even claim that they don't really exist, just a figment of our imagination or a trick in the wind. Auriel Fournier is a graduate student pursuing a PhD at the University of Arkansas trying to better understand rails during migration across Missouri. Before that she worked with them in Ohio. Through some science and stories she hopes to be able to show you that rails are a very interesting group of birds and help you learn a bit about their ecology and habits so that perhaps they can stop being such a nemesis but yet another fascinating part of the bird world.