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    • Monday, February 26, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL
    Register

    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:

    January 22, 2024  10:00-11:30 AM -- Herons and Egrets

    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.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7150 Lago Street, Sarasota, FL
    Register

    Lakeview Park in Sarasota borders Lake Sarasota and there are ponds and mature live oak trees on the property, so it is great for viewing herons, egrets, raptors, woodpeckers and songbirds. The park is located at 7150 Lago Street. After turning into the park (use the entrance next to Oak Park School), drive all the way to the end of the road. We will meet by the bathroom facilities at 9:00 am.

    Host:  Eileen Gerle, eileengerle@gmail.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Friday, March 01, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Rookery Park, 4006 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL 34293
    Register

    Join us for a 45-60 minute, docent-led sunset walk around the Rookery Pond.  Gather at the Rookery Park pavilion to meet your walk leader, then head to the pond and the short, trail/path walk (approximately 1/3 mile) around the pond while learning about the natural history of the bird species on the Rookery island and in the park.

    The walk will feature nesting Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Anhinga, White ibis and more as the breeding season proceeds into the spring.   Little blue heron, Glossy ibis, Green heron, Purple martins and other birds are also seen around the pond and park throughout the spring season.   

    Alligators patrol the pond surrounding the Rookery island. The walk ends in time to for you to watch the park's resident bats leave the bat houses near the pond to begin their nightly feeding.

    Dress for the weather including a light jacket on cool evenings, bug spray, and water, if needed.  Binoculars will enhance your viewing experience.  Limited binoculars are available for loan.  

    Registration is not required.  


    • Saturday, March 02, 2024
    • Audubon Florida Center for Birds of Prey

    The group trip to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has been cancelled.  However, if you are planning a visit in the Orlando area, please consider going to the center on your own for birding and education experiences.

    The website is https://cbop.audubon.org/

    • Wednesday, March 06, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
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    Join leaders Patti Haynes and Bob Clark on a tour around Lake Jervey and the surrounding SCF campus, located just south of the Wellen Park retail area on U.S. 41.  Enjoy herons, egrets, ducks and more, highlighted by colorful Purple Gallinules. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the main parking lot next to the lake. Please note: most of this walk takes place on a paved path around the lake, so it is a particularly good walk for those with some physical limitations, including those requiring walkers or wheelchairs.

    Hosts:  Patti Haynes and Bob Clark, rlwclark@gmail.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Thursday, March 07, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
    Register

    Guided bird walk at Oscar Scherer State Park every Thursday at 8:30 AM.  Venice Audubon provides a walk leader the first two Thursdays of the month. The first Thursday is guided by Bill Fairbank. The second Thursday is guided by Rick Cordner. The third, fourth and fifth Thursdays are guided by Peter Brown of Sarasota Audubon.

    Oscar Scherer State Park is a wildlife haven surrounded by suburban development.  It is noted for Scrub Jays and Bald Eagles and other birds and wildlife.

    There is a Park entry fee of $5 per car.  Meeting location provided by Park personnel at entry.  The trails are sandy.  Walks cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Friday, March 08, 2024
    • Monday, March 11, 2024

    Save the dates!  Details coming soon for the Venice Area Audubon Society Birdathon.

    • Friday, March 08, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd, Englewood, FL 34224
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    The Wildflower Preserve is a former golf course that has been reclaimed and returned to it’s natural state by the Herculean effort of the Lemon Bay Conservancy.  Many bird species are present including wading birds, raptors and warblers.  Early migrants may also be present.  Susan d’Hont will be our guide for the Wildflower walk. Meet at 8:30 at Wildflower Preserve.  For questions about the birds or Wildflower please call Susy at 941-697-1797.

    Host:  Bill Fairbank, wgfairbank@gmail.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Friday, March 08, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Rookery Park, 4006 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL 34293
    Register

    Join us for a 45-60 minute, docent-led sunset walk around the Rookery Pond.  Gather at the Rookery Park pavilion to meet your walk leader, then head to the pond and the short, trail/path walk (approximately 1/3 mile) around the pond while learning about the natural history of the bird species on the Rookery island and in the park.

    The walk will feature nesting Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Anhinga, White ibis and more as the breeding season proceeds into the spring.   Little blue heron, Glossy ibis, Green heron, Purple martins and other birds are also seen around the pond and park throughout the spring season.   

    Alligators patrol the pond surrounding the Rookery island. The walk ends in time to for you to watch the park's resident bats leave the bat houses near the pond to begin their nightly feeding.

    Dress for the weather including a light jacket on cool evenings, bug spray, and water, if needed.  Binoculars will enhance your viewing experience.  Limited binoculars are available for loan.  

    Registration is not required.  


    • Monday, March 11, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL
    Register

    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:

    January 22, 2024 10:00-1:30 AM - Herons and Egrets

    February 26, 2024  10:00-11:30 AM -- Anhinga and Double-crested Cormorant

    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.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Tr, Venice, FL
    Register

    This workshop fulfills the required training for school field trip volunteers at the Venice Rookery.   Volunteers will be trained for all three stations of the field trips - spotting scopes, nature hike, and activity center - and receive updated guidelines for safety and interaction with the students, teachers and general public who may be at the Rookery during a field trip. 

    After the training, participants will do a "walk around" at the Rookery to experience the field trip path and address any additional questions from volunteers.

    Meet at the Venice Audubon Center.  Dress for the weather, wear substantial shoes, bring water and insect repellent if needed.

    Host:  Linda Soderquist, linist@hotmail.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is  required.


    • Thursday, March 14, 2024
    • Friday, March 22, 2024
    • Ecuador

    A second VAAS birding tour to exotic Ecuador has been arranged for March 13-22, 2024. Due to the overwhelming interest in the January tour, Holbrook Travel has arranged another VAAS group tour, for which only 6 openings remain. We hope you'll be able to join the 10 day tour to the lush region around Mindo Valley, home to 500 species of birds including Andean Cock of the Rock, Squirrel Cuckoo, Masked Trogon, Flame Faced and Glistening Green Tanagers.

    The itinerary will be similar to our January trip and includes hotel, meals, local transportation, expert guide and our own ecologist and group leader, Eileen Gerle. The cost for our group will be slightly less than $3000 plus about $500 for round trip airfare from Miami to Quito. Carpooling to Miami will enable us to fly together.

    Passports must be valid through September 2024, six months after the tour. Please note: Renewing passports can take up to three months.

    To obtain more details about this tour and to secure a reservation with a $200 deposit, please contact Roy Musick, VAAS co-president at rmusick@veniceaudubon.org.

    We look forward to your joining us!


    • Thursday, March 14, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
    Register

    Guided bird walk at Oscar Scherer State Park every Thursday at 8:30 AM.  Venice Audubon provides a walk leader the first two Thursdays of the month. The first Thursday is guided by Bill Fairbank. The second Thursday is guided by Rick Cordner. The third, fourth and fifth Thursdays are guided by Peter Brown of Sarasota Audubon.

    Oscar Scherer State Park is a wildlife haven surrounded by suburban development.  It is noted for Scrub Jays and Bald Eagles and other birds and wildlife.

    There is a Park entry fee of $5 per car.  Meeting location provided by Park personnel at entry.  The trails are sandy.  Walks cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Thursday, March 14, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Center

    Board of Directors meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except November) from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Venice Audubon Center.  Board meetings are open to members; members may address the Board at the beginning of the meeting.  

    • Friday, March 15, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Rookery Park, 4006 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL 34293
    Register

    Join us for a 45-60 minute, docent-led sunset walk around the Rookery Pond.  Gather at the Rookery Park pavilion to meet your walk leader, then head to the pond and the short, trail/path walk (approximately 1/3 mile) around the pond while learning about the natural history of the bird species on the Rookery island and in the park.

    The walk will feature nesting Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Anhinga, White ibis and more as the breeding season proceeds into the spring.   Little blue heron, Glossy ibis, Green heron, Purple martins and other birds are also seen around the pond and park throughout the spring season.   

    Alligators patrol the pond surrounding the Rookery island. The walk ends in time to for you to watch the park's resident bats leave the bat houses near the pond to begin their nightly feeding.

    Dress for the weather including a light jacket on cool evenings, bug spray, and water, if needed.  Binoculars will enhance your viewing experience.  Limited binoculars are available for loan.  

    Registration is not required.  


    • Saturday, March 16, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
    Register

    Note date change this month.  

    Volunteer Saturdays are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11 AM. Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, please join us!

    The Venice Audubon "Green Team" dedicates time to garden, landscape, restore habitat, and keep the Rookery Park beautiful during Volunteer Saturdays. Come and stay as long as you feel comfortable. If you have work gloves and a rake or other garden tools, please bring them. If not, we have some to share. Other projects such as preparing materials for upcoming programs, cleaning equipment, setting up Purple Martin colony housing, etc. also offer opportunities for volunteers.

    Come, help keep our park in top shape and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other members. Projects may vary seasonally or by need. We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and sturdy shoes.

    Contact Bailey Cleveland at baileycleveland@veniceaudubon.org if you need more information.


    Registration is appreciated but not required.



    • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Venice United Church of Christ, Naar Hall, 620 Shamrock Rd., Venice
    Register
    The threatened Least Tern has declined in population significantly in the last 50 years. These and other beach-nesting birds are threatened by numerous perils. Mary Lundeberg, conservation photographer, writer, and passionate shorebird protector, will talk about the life cycle of these birds, the challenges they face, and what people can do to help. Mary will illustrate her talk with images of the beautiful, threatened shorebirds and seabirds who nest on beaches in Florida (Least Tern, Snowy Plover, Wilson’s Plover, Black Skimmer and American Oystercatcher) and in Michigan (the endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover).


    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.

    • 6:00pm:  Refreshments and conversation
    • 6:30pm: Announcements followed immediately by tonight's program
    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Thursday, March 21, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
    Register

    Sarasota’s premier beach for a wide variety of gulls, terns and shorebirds. Occasionally redish egrets and other rare birds are seen. Plenty of walking, but if you hit one birding location along the coastline, this is it.

    Two to 4 miles walking along a sandy beach. Meet in the Siesta Key Beach main parking lot near the pavilion at 8 a.m.

    Host:  Jack Foard, captainjackfoard@yahoo.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Friday, March 22, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Rookery Park, 4006 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL 34293
    Register

    Join us for a 45-60 minute, docent-led sunset walk around the Rookery Pond.  Gather at the Rookery Park pavilion to meet your walk leader, then head to the pond and the short, trail/path walk (approximately 1/3 mile) around the pond while learning about the natural history of the bird species on the Rookery island and in the park.

    The walk will feature nesting Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Anhinga, White ibis and more as the breeding season proceeds into the spring.   Little blue heron, Glossy ibis, Green heron, Purple martins and other birds are also seen around the pond and park throughout the spring season.   

    Alligators patrol the pond surrounding the Rookery island. The walk ends in time to for you to watch the park's resident bats leave the bat houses near the pond to begin their nightly feeding.

    Dress for the weather including a light jacket on cool evenings, bug spray, and water, if needed.  Binoculars will enhance your viewing experience.  Limited binoculars are available for loan.  

    Registration is not required.  


    • Saturday, March 23, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 5200 Beneva Rd., Sarasota
    Register

    Birding here in past years in spring has been great. We’ll look for waders, waterfowl, warblers and more.

    About 1.5 miles walking along level trails. Meet in the parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

    Host:  Bailey Cleveland, baileyclevelant@veniceaudubon.org

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 900 Gulf Blvd., Englewood FL 34233
    Register

    This nearby state park at the south end of Manasota Key is a good place to see shorebirds and other birds such as snowy egret, osprey, black skimmer, least tern and possibly magnificent frigate birds and eagles. The park’s salt tolerant vegetation preserves the appearance of the old Southwest Florida.

    The park is situated between the gulf coast beach and the calm waters of Peterson cut. The trail to the southern end of the park is about 1.25 miles long over soft sand. Charlie Woodruff will be our guide for the park. Entry fee $3.

    Host:  Bill Fairbank mailto:wgfairbank@gmail.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Friday, March 29, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Rookery Park, 4006 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL 34293
    Register

    Join us for a 45-60 minute, docent-led sunset walk around the Rookery Pond.  Gather at the Rookery Park pavilion to meet your walk leader, then head to the pond and the short, trail/path walk (approximately 1/3 mile) around the pond while learning about the natural history of the bird species on the Rookery island and in the park.

    The walk will feature nesting Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Anhinga, White ibis and more as the breeding season proceeds into the spring.   Little blue heron, Glossy ibis, Green heron, Purple martins and other birds are also seen around the pond and park throughout the spring season.   

    Alligators patrol the pond surrounding the Rookery island. The walk ends in time to for you to watch the park's resident bats leave the bat houses near the pond to begin their nightly feeding.

    Dress for the weather including a light jacket on cool evenings, bug spray, and water, if needed.  Binoculars will enhance your viewing experience.  Limited binoculars are available for loan.  

    Registration is not required.  


    • Saturday, April 06, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 6888 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota FL, 34240
    Register

    The Celery Fields are spectacular birding hotspot, with ducks, herons, egrets and a good chance at Purple Gallinules, bitterns, rails, hawks and eagles. We will bike around the Celery Fields to see a much greater part than can be explored on foot. Bring your own bike. Meet at the Sarasota Audubon Nature Center, 6888 Palmer Blvd.

    Registration is required.

    Host:  Jack Foard, captainjackfoard@yahoo.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.



    • Monday, April 08, 2024
    • 12:45 PM
    • Bayfront Park, Sarasota
    • 18
    Register

    Join us on a Venice Area Audubon Society fundraiser cruise to the rookery islands in Sarasota's Roberts Bay. 

    The cruise on the  Carefree Learner boat will last about 2 hours. We will see three islands covered with nesting Brown Pelicans, herons, egrets and cormorants. In the past, we were thrilled to also see nesting Roseate Spoonbills and Reddish Egrets.  This has been a popular trip in the past. 

    The cost of the cruise is $35 per person. The number of passengers is limited to 20. Detailed directions to the Carefree Learner berth will be provided to cruise participants later. The Carefree Learner has a full length canopy which provides some shelter from the sun, however it is recommended that participants use sunscreen.

    Registration is required for this trip.

    Host: Bill Fairbank,  wgfairbank@gmail.com

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    Trip Cancellation due to circumstances beyond the control of Venice Area Audubon Society:  Sometimes it becomes necessary to cancel the boat trip due to bad weather or other reason.  When feasible the boat trip will be rescheduled at another date.  Refunds will be made to those unable to accommodate the new date.  If it is not feasible to reschedule the trip then refunds will be made to all of those who paid.  Refunds will be sent to the mailing address on the reservation form.

    Personal Trip Cancellation:  Sometimes personal circumstances, such as illness, family matters, or other reasons require a person to cancel his or her participation in the boat trip. A refund will be made for personal trip cancellation up to 7 days before departure. If the participant finds a substitute, or the vacancy can be filled from the waiting list, within the 7 day period before departure then a refund will be made.  Such refunds will be made only after the trip finishes.  Refunds will be sent to the mailing address on the reservation form.

    Venice Area Audubon Society Liability and Photo Release:
    At the start of the boat trip, all participants will be required to sign a form indicating they have read and agreed to the provisions of the VAAS Liability and Photo Release policy, as follows:

    By this agreement, I have voluntarily applied to participate in field trips sponsored by the Venice Area Audubon Society (VAAS). I expressly assume the risk of any harm that might occur directly or indirectly from travel to and from the field trip site and from any harm that might occur directly or indirectly from any forces of nature or wildlife that I may be exposed to that cause me injury.

    In addition, on behalf of myself and my assignees, heirs, personal representatives and legal representatives, in consideration of the opportunity to participate and attend the field trips organized by the VAAS and being eighteen (18) years of age or older, I hereby agree to release and hold harmless VAAS and its field trip volunteers, as well as the National Audubon Society.

    I grant VAAS, its representatives and members the right to take photographs of me and my property in connection with field trips and other VAAS activities. I authorize the use of same in print and/or electronically.

    • Thursday, April 11, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Center

    Board of Directors meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except November) from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Venice Audubon Center.  Board meetings are open to members; members may address the Board at the beginning of the meeting.  

    • Saturday, April 13, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
    Register

    Volunteer Saturdays are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11 AM. Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, please join us!

    The Venice Audubon "Green Team" dedicates time to garden, landscape, restore habitat, and keep the Rookery Park beautiful during Volunteer Saturdays. Come and stay as long as you feel comfortable. If you have work gloves and a rake or other garden tools, please bring them. If not, we have some to share. Other projects such as preparing materials for upcoming programs, cleaning equipment, setting up Purple Martin colony housing, etc. also offer opportunities for volunteers.

    Come, help keep our park in top shape and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other members. Projects may vary seasonally or by need. We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and sturdy shoes.

    Contact Bailey Cleveland at baileycleveland@veniceaudubon.org if you need more information.


    Registration is appreciated but not required.



    • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, Florida 33715
    Register

    Fort DeSoto is a hotspot for migrating birds coming back from Central and South America in late spring. Scarlet Tanagers, Orchard Oriels, humming birds, warblers, and many other migrating birds can be seen when condition are favorable. Also shore birds can be seen along the Fort DeSoto beaches.

    Host:  Jack Foard, captainjackfoard@yahoo.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Venice United Church of Christ, Naar Hall, 620 Shamrock Rd., Venice
    Register

    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.

    • 6:00pm:  Refreshments and conversation
    • 6:30pm: Meeting to discuss plans for the coming year

    Registration is appreciated but not required.

    • Monday, April 22, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19795 Wellen Park Blvd., Venice, FL 34293
    Register


    The newly-developed Grand Lake at Wellen Park served up 51 species at a VAAS-sponsored walk in January. No guarantees this time out, but it promises to be an enjoyable, slow-paced stroll on a level, hard-packed shell and concrete walkway around the lake. It is a 2+ mile loop, however, so not a walk for everyone. Meet in the courtyard in front of Foxtail Coffee House in downtown Wellen Park at 8:00 AM sharp to start a clockwise walk around the lake. Afterwards, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy conversation with fellow birders.

    Hosts:  Pattie Haynes, Bob Clark, and Tom Litteral. Contact: Bob Clark, rlwclark@gmail.com

    Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

    Registration is appreciated but not required.


    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Venice Audubon Center

    Board of Directors meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except November) from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Venice Audubon Center.  Board meetings are open to members; members may address the Board at the beginning of the meeting.  

Past events

Saturday, February 24, 2024 Rookery Day
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Myakka River State Park Field Trip
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Monthly Program: Well Owl Be Darned!
Friday, February 16, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Thursday, February 15, 2024 School Field Trip Training
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 Harns Marsh Field Trip
Saturday, February 10, 2024 Volunteer Saturday
Friday, February 09, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Thursday, February 08, 2024 Board Meeting
Thursday, February 08, 2024 Oscar Scherer State Park Bird Walk
Wednesday, February 07, 2024 State College of Florida - Venice Field Trip
Tuesday, February 06, 2024 Bald Eagle Field Trip
Monday, February 05, 2024 Purple Martins: Bringing Up Babies
Saturday, February 03, 2024 Little Naturalists: Baby Birds, Session 2
Saturday, February 03, 2024 Little Naturalists: Baby Birds
Friday, February 02, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Thursday, February 01, 2024 Oscar Scherer State Park Bird Walk
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Archbold Biological Station BirdingPlus Field Trip
Friday, January 26, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 School Field Trip Training ONLINE
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Babcock Webb WMA Field Trip
Monday, January 22, 2024 For Adults Only: Herons and Egrets
Saturday, January 20, 2024 School Field Trip Training
Friday, January 19, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Birding 101
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Carlton Reserve Field Trip
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Monthly Program: Supporting Migratory Songbirds through Rehabilitation, Reducing Negative Impacts, and Bird-Scaping
Saturday, January 13, 2024 Volunteer Saturday
Friday, January 12, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Thursday, January 11, 2024 Board Meeting
Thursday, January 11, 2024 Oscar Scherer State Park Bird Walk - Scrub Jays
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 School Field Trip Training
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Grand Lake at Wellen Park Field Trip
Tuesday, January 09, 2024 Ecuador Trip
Saturday, January 06, 2024 Little Naturalists: Busy Bats
Friday, January 05, 2024 Friday Sunset Rookery Walk
Thursday, January 04, 2024 Oscar Scherer State Park Bird Walk
Tuesday, January 02, 2024 Celery Fields & Ackerman Park Field Trip
Friday, December 29, 2023 Deer Prairie Creek Preserve (South) Field Trip
Friday, December 22, 2023 Ollie's Pond Field Trip
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 Monthly Program: Back to School: VAAS’s 2nd Grade Birdwatchers Program
Sunday, December 17, 2023 2023 Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 15, 2023 SCF Venice Campus Field Trip
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Board Meeting
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Oscar Scherer State Park Bird Walk
Saturday, December 09, 2023 Volunteer Saturday
Friday, December 08, 2023 Old Myakka Bridge/Crowley Museum Field Trip
Thursday, December 07, 2023 Oscar Scherer State Park Bird Walk
Saturday, December 02, 2023 Little Naturalists: Beautiful Butterflies - Session 2
Saturday, December 02, 2023 Little Naturalists: Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday, December 02, 2023 Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park Field Trip
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 SCF Venice Campus Field Trip
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Rookery Day Steering Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 19, 2023 Red Bug Slough Field Trip
Saturday, November 18, 2023 Lemon Bay Park Field Trip
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Monthly Program: The Annual Christmas Bird Count - What is it and why does it matter?
Saturday, November 11, 2023 Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, November 11, 2023 Manasota Scrub Preserve Field Trip
Thursday, November 09, 2023 Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary BirdingPlus Field Trip
Wednesday, November 08, 2023 Outdoor Activity Safety Program
Wednesday, November 08, 2023 Board Meeting
Saturday, November 04, 2023 Little Naturalists: Animal Adaptations
Thursday, November 02, 2023 Celery Fields Field Trip
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Siesta Key Field Trip
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Audubon Florida Assembly: Conservation in a Changing Landscape
Saturday, October 21, 2023 Pinecraft Park Field Trip
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Monthly Program: Travels to Ecuador
Saturday, October 14, 2023 Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, October 14, 2023 Red Bug Slough Field Trip
Thursday, October 12, 2023 Board Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2023 Florida Birding & Nature Festival
Monday, October 09, 2023 South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve Field Trip
Saturday, October 07, 2023 Alligator Creek Ecofest
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Monthly Program: jeoBIRDy!
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Saturday, September 09, 2023 Volunteer Saturday
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Saturday, August 12, 2023 Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, July 08, 2023 Volunteer Saturday
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Saturday, June 10, 2023 Second Saturday Green Team
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Monthly Program: Woodpeckers
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Saturday, May 13, 2023 Second Saturday Green Team
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Venice Audubon Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Field Trip: Carlton Reserve
Monday, April 24, 2023 Field Trip: Manasota Scrub Preserve
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Thursday, April 13, 2023 Field Trip: State College of Florida Venice Campus
Wednesday, April 05, 2023 Field Trip: Rookery Islands Boat Trip
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Monthly Program: Life in the Rookery
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Field Trip: Carlton Reserve
Monday, March 27, 2023 Field Trip: Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Saturday, March 18, 2023 Native Plant Sale
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Field Trip: State College of Florida Venice Campus
Saturday, March 11, 2023 Second Saturday Green Team
Friday, March 10, 2023 FULL: Field Trip: Carlton Reserve Backcountry Driving Tour
Saturday, March 04, 2023 Bird Stewardship and Citizen Science Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Monthly Program: Red Tide and You
Monday, February 27, 2023 Field Trip: Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve
Saturday, February 25, 2023 Little Naturalists Children’s Educational Program: Plants
Friday, February 24, 2023 Field Trip: Carlton Reserve
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Sunset Stroll of the Rookery
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Monthly Board Meeting - Venice Area Audubon
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Christmas Bird Count Presentation
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Field Trip: Myakka River State Park
Saturday, February 11, 2023 Second Saturday Green Team
Thursday, February 09, 2023 Field Trip: State College of Florida Venice Campus
Friday, February 03, 2023 Field Trip: Old Myakka Bridge/Crowley Museum
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Venice Rookery - Sunset Stroll
Monday, January 30, 2023 Field Trip: Cedar Point Environmental Park
Saturday, January 28, 2023 Little Naturalists Children’s Educational Program: Reptiles
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Field Trip: Ollie's Pond
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Monthly Program: Purple Martin Presentation
Monday, January 23, 2023 Field Trip: Red Bug Slough
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Field Trip: State College of Florida Venice Campus
Saturday, January 14, 2023 Second Saturday Green Team
Friday, January 13, 2023 Field Trip: Celery Fields
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 Field Trip: Oscar Scherer State Park
Sunday, December 18, 2022 Venice/Englewood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17, 2022 Little Naturalists Children’s Educational Program: Insects
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Field Trip: Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Second Saturday Green Team
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 Monthly Program: Introduction to Florida Birds
Saturday, December 03, 2022 Field Trip: State College of Florida
Saturday, November 26, 2022 Little Naturalists: Birds
Saturday, November 26, 2022 Field Trip: Siesta Key
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Monthly Program: Insect Armageddon
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Field Trip: Pinecraft Park
Friday, November 11, 2022 Field Trip: Shamrock Park
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 Field Trip: Ollie's Pond
Friday, November 04, 2022 Field Trip: The Celery Fields
Thursday, October 27, 2022 Field Trip: Siesta Key
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 ZOOM: Monthly Program: Great Blue Herons
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 CANCELLED: Field Trip: Pinecraft Park
Friday, October 14, 2022 CANCELLED: Field Trip: South Venice Lemon Bay Park
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Documentary Film "Ice on Fire"
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Why Birders Should Care About Insects| Presented by: Brooke Elias/Kate B
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Florida Owls| Presented by: Eileen Gerle
Saturday, March 19, 2022 Workshop -Audubon Family Day at the Rookery| Presented by: Conservation Committee
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Sample Volunteer event
Saturday, February 26, 2022 Workshop - Bird Stewardship| Presented by: Bob Clark & Panel
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Bird Stewardship| Presented by: Holley
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard Luck Jay
Saturday, January 01, 2022 New Members/New Birders First Saturday Bird Walk with Jack
Sunday, December 19, 2021 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Holiday Gathering at the Rookery
Saturday, December 04, 2021 New Members/New Birders Bird Walk with Jack Foard
Saturday, November 06, 2021 Water Conservation Workshop
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Annual General Meeting
Saturday, June 19, 2021 Lake watch sampling
Thursday, April 01, 2021 Spring Gala

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