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  • Great Blue Herons by Arthur Morris

    A Great Blue Heron with young
    at the Venice Area Audubon Rookery.

  • Great Horned Owl Chick by John Hazard

    A fledgling Great Horned Owl sits in a pine
    tree across from the Venice Audubon Center.

  • Early Morning Gator by John Hazard

    Alligators keep predators such as
    raccoons away from the Rookery.

  • Bobcat at the Rookery by John Hazard

    A bobcat makes a rare appearance
    at the Venice Area Audubon Rookery.

Venice Audubon Center

From September through May,
you can attend free environmental
programs at the Venice Audubon Center,
and visit the Butterfly Garden,
irrigated by rain cisterns.

Venice Area Audubon Rookery

During the nesting season, from November
to May, the Rookery provides photographers
and other visitors spectacular views of many
bird species nesting in their natural habitat.
The Rookery is part of the Great Florida
Birding Trail, in the South Florida edition.

VAAS Birding Trips

Venice Area Audubon Society has a lineup
of several dozen trips each season to
local, national and international
birding destinations. All trips are open
to members and non-members alike.