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Welcome to the Venice Area Audubon Society!


Welcome to the Venice Area Audubon Society!


Venice Area Audubon Society serves south Sarasota County, including the communities of Venice and surrounding areas from Osprey to North Port with activities including: 

  • Bird watching at the famous Venice Rookery in Sarasota County's Venice Area Audubon Rookery Park
  • Audubon Florida award-winning Venice-area elementary school avian education programs
  • Monthly programs highlighting avian and conservation topics from September through March
  • Birding field trips from October through April
  • Conservation and community science projects
  • Support for birds and wildlife with a pollinator garden and native plants and trees at  Venice Area Audubon Rookery Park 
Whether you’re in the Venice area year-round, seasonally, or occasionally, there are many ways to be involved to experience and learn about local birds, participate in hands-on projects, or actively volunteer.

Venice Audubon Rookery Park

Open every day from dawn to dusk (6:00 am to 9:00 pm), Venice Audubon Rookery Park hosts an active roosting and breeding site for several species of wading birds, a Purple Martin breeding colony and numerous species of birds and wildlife that use the Rookery Park and surrounding County property for nesting and foraging throughout the year. Venice Audubon Rookery Park is an ideal location to observe and photograph birds and wildlife as part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

Venice Area Audubon Society members serve as caretakers and docents of Venice Audubon Rookery Park in partnership with Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources.

Learn more about Venice Area Audubon Society’s Education and Conservation Programs. 


Our work is not possible without your support. See more information about becoming a member, donor, or volunteer.


From September to May we offer regularly scheduled educational programs


Enjoy our photo gallery and learn about our avian visitors and residents.


Get directions and information about the Venice Rookery Park.

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Telephone: 941-496-8984

Sarasota County Call Center: 941-861-5000 (General information and directions)


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