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Use eBird
When you visit the Venice Rookery, we encourage you to use the eBird online database. A project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is an innovative tool that transforms your bird sightings into science and conservation. All you need to do is create an account and enter your bird lists from a phone app or on your computer. Birding "hotspots" are identified using data from eBird user's sightings.  Use these links to find more information:  and

Injured, Sick or Orphaned Animal?
If you find an injured, sick or orphaned animal, the Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida's  website has recommendations about what to do next. They are committed to the preservation, rescue, and rehabilitation of wildlife in our local community and are a State and Federally permitted facility. 

Give Florida's Birds a Voice!
The only way we'll be successful in our conservation efforts is with your help. As a constituent, you have a unique ability to convey your concerns about issues affecting birds, wildlife and their habitats — and be heard like no lobbyist. Sign up to receive “The Advocate”  legislative briefing and other alerts from Audubon Florida.

Birds of Prey Rehabilitation
The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida focuses on the rescue, medical treatmment, rehabilitation, and release of raptors. More information about visiting and supporting their work is available here:  Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

Children's Book from a VAAS Member: A Tale of a Tern
Dr. Mary Lundeberg, former Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Michigan State University, is an award-winning author and nature photographer who lives in Englewood. She is the field trainer for the bird steward program at Stump Pass Beach State Park, and is a member of Venice Area Audubon Society. Please click here to enjoy this wonderful story.

Websites of Interest

Audubon FloridaAudubon Florida Chapters and Centers, Audubon Florida's Scrub Jay Watch and EagleWatch

National Audubon Society and the online Audubon Bird Guide

American Birding Association (ABA)

Black Birder's Week


Cornell Lab of Ornithology K-12 Education
Oscar Scherer State Park
Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail - Site includes a trip planning tool. 
Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Calendar of Events
Florida Conservation Voters 

Using Your Photography for Environmental Conservation

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Wading Bird Report
Swallow-tailed Kite Migration: A Ten Thousand Mile Odyssey 
Fly By Night  - Bat conservation experts who installed the bat houses located at the Venice Area Audubon Rookery.
The Hummingbird Society 



Telephone: 941-496-8984

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


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