Learn about the natural history of the Venice Rookery's iconic birds. This program focuses on bird species that make the Rookery island their nesting home. Participants will learn about reproductive strategies including breeding behaviors, nest building, incubation, chick rearing, and fledging. Environmental educator Eileen Gerle will be the instructor for the series.
After the presentation and discussion, the group will observe the nesting birds at the Rookery. Wear clothing suitable for the weather including sun protection and sturdy shoes. Bring your own binoculars or borrow from Venice Audubon for the walk around the property.
The program is a multi-session series, however each session can be attended individually. Additional topics include:
February 26, 2024 10:00-11:30 AM -- Anhinga and Double-crested Cormorant
March 11, 2024 10:00-11:30 AM -- White Ibis and Glossy Ibis
All are welcome - members of the public as well as Venice Audubon Members.
Participants are strongly encouraged to follow current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Sarasota County Call Center: 941-861-5000 (General information and directions)
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