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Rookery Day 2024: February 24

It's a day to learn!  It's a day to participate!  It's a day for everyone!  It's Rookery Day 2024!

Rookery Day 2024 highlights Venice Area Audubon Society's conservation and education programs.  This family-friendly event offers activities for everyone including:
  • Guided bird walks around Venice Audubon Rookery Park
  • Learn about the nesting birds at Venice Audubon Rookery
  • View spectacular wading birds through binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Participate in the Rookery Watch nest and hatchling bird count
  • See the Purple Martin nest colony survey in action
  • Learn about the bats living at Venice Audubon Rookery Park
  • Hands-on learning activities and crafts for children
  • Learn about Venice Audubon's education programs, birding field trips and activities
  • Native plant sale by Florida Native Plants & Landscaping with pre-order option (see below)
  • And much more!
Register now!

Native Plant Pre-Orders

We're happy to announce Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping in Sarasota is participating in Rookery Day on February 24, 2024.  While they will have a limited selection of plants available for sale at Rookery Day, pre-orders are available and encouraged for pick up at the event.

To pre-order plants from Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping:

  • Check their plants list and shop the pages of Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping's website.
  • Place your order via email to
  • In your email, remember to indicate you will pick up your plants during Venice Area Audubon's Rookery Day event.

We need you!  Rookery Day operates with the help of our wonderful volunteers.

Volunteer now!



Telephone: 941-496-8984

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


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