Mission statement: Protect and restore natural ecosystems important to birds and other wildlife through responsible activism and education.
Sawgrass left Pinellas Co. on the 13th of July and headed north. She has made it to the melon fields west if the Villages where there has been foraging groups of kites. I bet she'll hang out with this crowd for a couple of weeks while she gets that essential fat layer to get her do South America.
Research Ecologist and Coordinator
Avian Research and Conservation Institute
Gainesville, FL, USA
Sawgrass Swallow-tailed Kite flight from Pinellas County.
Visit eventbrite for classes and events at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension in NE St. Petersburg.
Time to support Florida's Critical Wildlife Habitats. Go to FWC Public Workshop. THURSDAY 8/11.**
Location remains the same (Manatee County Library, 6750 US Highway 301 North, Ellenton, FL 34222-3030).
Dot-Dash-Dit Islands (Manatee County)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. August, 2016
Manatee County Library
6750 US Highway 301 North, Ellenton, FL 34222-3030
Look for new field trips and events for the upcoming season.
Anyone interested in Conservation Chair and joining the St. Pete Audubon board, contact Judi Hopkins,
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Egmont Key Volunteer Opportunities
Egmont Key is a prime ecosystem that is important to birds and other wildlife. St. Petersburg Audubon encourages you to volunteer with Friends of Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges to support this valuable resource. Black Skimmers, Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, White Ibis, Brown Pelicans, Wilson's Plovers, Sandwich Terns, Royal Terns, Pelicans, Laughing Gulls and many more have nested on the Refuge islands and beaches. Beautiful wading birds grace the shoreline including the seldom seen white morph Reddish Egret.
Besides, Egmont Key, being rich with wildlife, it has a fascinating historical significance. Learn about becoming a Bird Steward or Docent. Visit FTBR for more information.
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