Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership is always looking for new partners and interesting outdoor activities for our members and followers. Recently we became aware of Jason Hoeksema and the nonprofit he directs, Delta Wind Birds.
According to the website, https://www.deltawindbirds.org, Delta Wind Birds is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and creating wetlands, fostering ecotourism, and raising awareness of migratory birds and their habitats. Projects often focus on shorebirds (or “wind birds”) in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (or “Delta”), although our work also benefits ducks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, storks, terns, and warblers.”
We are looking forward to learning more about “wind birds” through this partnership and hopefully bringing some workshops to the South Delta. Delta Wind Birds has several events that will take place during the month of January, a bird photography workshop (via webinar), a winter birding event in Batesville, and a winter birding and sparrow identification workshop in Lafayette and Panola counties.
If you are a novice at birdwatching, or a veteran looking for a great outing, the workshops are a wonderful opportunity. Nature photography is a growing interest and the photography webinar will include a conversation with photographer, Michael Sandoz. There will be a little bit of something for everyone in this conversation, from casual bird-lovers to aspiring or serious bird photographers.
For more details, dates, or to register for any of these events, visit Events — Delta Wind Birds.