The 2012 Arkansas Audobon Society fall convention is to be held in Texarkana, Texas this November.        The meetings will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center Friday November 2nd thru Sunday November 4th. The convnetion will focus on local birds and also penguins of the world.       There will be birding field trips, ornithology student presentations, and keynote speakers. Furthermore, participants will enjoy a silent auction, door prizes, and opportunities to network with otehr wildlife enthusiasts. The Friday registration lasts from 4 to 6 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Convention Center.     Convention registration is $15 per person if registered by October 18th, after that it increases to $20 per person, The convention is open to non-members. If you have questions about the convention you can contact Karen Holliday at     To reserve a room at the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn, phone (903) 792-1065. The biannual AAS Conventions are excellent opportunities to watch birds, meet other birders, learn and have fun. You can find them on Facebook at