Pascagoula River Audubon Center

5107 Arthur Street

Moss Point, MS 39563-2705

Phone: (228) 475-0825

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as a gateway to the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states where visitors can experience and learn about birds and wildlife throughout the year. The center also serves as a demonstration site for environmentally friendly concepts and a portal to conservation programs applicable to all visitors, local residents and tourists alike. A two-hour interpretive boat tour is also available from the center. Call for directions and hours.

The new center features a 5,000 sq ft center with an interpretive area. This area includes seven aquaria highlighting the river's aquatic elements ranging from fresh to brackish. There is also a nature-based fine art gallery highlighting the work of local, regional, and national nature artists through shows.

The grounds of the new facility hosts a native plant botanical garden showcasing native plants and their uses in bird and wildlife-friend landscaping. Historic elements include a restored 80+ year old "Scout Hut" serving as an outdoor pavilion and meeting room as well as a remnant portion of the historic Pascagoula Street Railway & Power Company trolley line that once connected Moss Point and Pascagoula.

The center is open Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm.

Virtually explore the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and surrounding areas!

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center

  • Jan 11, 2017 - Jan 25, 2017

Join the Pascagoula River Audubon Center for a guided bird walk every Wednesday in January. Meet at the Center at 8am, and walk the grounds looking and listening for birds. These winter bird walks are perfect for birders from beginning to expert. Bring binoculars if you have a pair, or borrow some from us.

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  • Jan 21, 2017

Join Trout Unlimited's Ken Koffle for a talk about fly fishing in Mississippi- and a workshop on tying flies! We'll even have the opportunity to practice dry land casting after the talk.

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until April 1, 2017

Each week we will focus on a different group of birds. This class will help you to recognize field marks, features, and songs;  and become proficient with binoculars and spotting scopes.

This class meets EVERY OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. til noon, with two cohorts meeting on alternating weeks. If you sign up for cohort A, but cannot make one of cohort A's assigned Saturdays, you are welcome to join cohort B's day instead, and vice versa.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Erin at eparker@audubon.org or 228.475.0825 ext. 2 to register and please specify your preferred cohort.

Cohort A dates: Jan 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 11, and Mar. 25
Cohort B dates: Feb. 4, Feb. 18, Mar. 4, Mar. 18, and April 1.

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  • Feb 4, 2017

Would you like to be able tell a sweet gum from a sugar maple? Let's be Tree Detectives! Join us for this family-friendly walk around the grounds to discover the clues that trees leave behind- even in the winter.

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  • Feb 11, 2017

Join Pascagoula River Audubon Center staff to learn about- and participate in- The Great Backyard Bird Count! We'll talk about what it is, why it's important, and how easy it is to participate. This is an "active" program- meaning we'll spend some time counting birds at the Center (no experience with bird ID necessary). The Great Backyard Bird Count provides a nationwide snapshot of backyard birds for one weekend each winter and it's a perfect project for all ages, Scouts, classrooms, and families. 

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center

  • Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017

Are you interested in learning how to identify local bird species that you see or hear in your yard? This annual event engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Everyone is encouraged to 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.  Come join us for a free clinic to learn what species you can expect to see/hear in the Mississippi Coastal counties during February.

After the clinic, everyone will get to test out their new identification skills as they participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. It's free, fun, and easy as well as helping the birds. Pascagoula River Audubon can help with any questions you may have. Enjoy the birds...enjoy nature.

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  • Mar 4, 2017

Can you hear that? Our wet woodlands are full of frogs and toads calling as they look for mates. Join us for a listening walk perfect for the whole family. We'll look for eggs and tadpoles as we listen for the adult singers.