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2nd Thursday Special Event on third Thursday, May 21, 7:30 am

Be one of the first fifteen people to sign up for a very special morning at Katie Antoniou’s. Katie has a very large pond which she has fenced in to protect her collection of ducks. A huge flock of mottled ducks fly in every morning for their breakfast and she has many wood duck boxes for the wood ducks to nest in. She reports over two hundred ducklings at this time. Her multiple purple martin houses are also swarming with activity. She reports that she has a nesting pair of red-headed woodpeckers again this year. We might get lucky and see them also. The rest of her property is filled with wildlife and we will stroll the most accessible areas. Limit 15, Send an email to asetripinfo@gmail.com to sign up

 

June 2015 Bird of the Month – Sharp-shinned Hawk

Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com

Bird of the Month for June is Sharp-shinned Hawk by Ben Kolstad’s article in May-June KITE.:

Rangewide, the population of this small accipiter (Accipiter striatus) appears to be stable, although here in Palm Beach County they seem to have become . . . → Read More: June 2015 Bird of the Month – Sharp-shinned Hawk

Tuesday June 2, Monthly Meeting and Lecture on Wildlife Lake Worth Lagoon & Shorebird Alliance by Ricardo Zambrano, Regional Biologist FFWCC

Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Wildlife Use of New and Restored Habitat in the Lake Worth Lagoon and the FSA (Florida Shorebird Alliance).” By Ricardo Zambrano, Regional Biologist Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Ricardo Zambrano with Masked Booby

Join us Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. as Ricardo Zambrano speaks to us . . . → Read More: Tuesday June 2, Monthly Meeting and Lecture on Wildlife Lake Worth Lagoon & Shorebird Alliance by Ricardo Zambrano, Regional Biologist FFWCC

Sat May 9 is Cornell Ornithology Lab “Global Big Day” – here’s link

http://ebird.org/globalbigday/

GLOBAL BIG DAY SAT 5/9! In our ongoing effort to push the boundaries of a Big Day, we’re inviting everybody around the world to join together and participate in our Global Big Day to support global conservation. How many species can we see on a single calendar day? 3000? 4000? More? With your . . . → Read More: Sat May 9 is Cornell Ornithology Lab “Global Big Day” – here’s link

Action Alert – plover chicks & nests imminent danger!

NESTING PIPING PLOVERS AND THEIR CHICKS IMMINENTLY THREATENED Piping Plovers build their nests and raise their chicks on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Modest, science-based protections, put in place in 2008, have helped this endangered bird nest successfully in recent years. Send a public comment to the National Park Service today and . . . → Read More: Action Alert – plover chicks & nests imminent danger!

May 2015 Bird of the Month – Cooper’s Hawk

Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com Bird of the Month for May: Cooper’s Hawk by Ben Kolstad’s article in May-June KITE.:

This month’s bird is a medium-sized accipiter (Accipiter cooperii) that appears, at least anecdotally, to be undergoing a population explosion in recent years, although when . . . → Read More: May 2015 Bird of the Month – Cooper’s Hawk

Tuesday May 5, Monthly Meeting and Lecture on Artificial Reef Pgm by Janet Phipps, PhD ERM

Join us Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. as Janet Phipps, PhD speaks to us about the county’s Artificial Reef Program ERM.

Dr. Janet Phipps has been with the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) since 1991 and has been in her position as Coral Reef Ecologist since 2003. She has been . . . → Read More: Tuesday May 5, Monthly Meeting and Lecture on Artificial Reef Pgm by Janet Phipps, PhD ERM

Safety warning for birders — as seen on yahoo group (auduboneverglades)

From: Luis Alberto Matheus lamatheus@gmail.com [auduboneverglades] <auduboneverglades@yahoogroups.com>Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:52 AMSubject: [auduboneverglades] Delray Oaks – low numbers of birds, 1 too many burglar…To: auduboneverglades@yahoogroups.com

Hi,

Had my car broken in at Delray Oaks just now. Police say it keeps happening about every two weeks, targeting cars also at Lake Ida and along . . . → Read More: Safety warning for birders — as seen on yahoo group (auduboneverglades)

Citizen Science JAY WATCH Volunteers needed: training Sat May 30

Citizen Science JAY WATCH Volunteers needed: training May 30 — please see flyer for details

Martin – JDSP training flyer

James Currie WSJ article here!

Our friend and supporter James Currie had an article written about him in the Wall Street Journal. Here is the link:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/travel-with-bird-watching-on-the-brain-1427303274

May-June KITE is now online

The May-June 2015 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

April 12 Sunday 10 pm CNN – TV Special on Everglades!

Don’t miss “The Wonder List” two-part season finale, an hour on the Alps at 9pm and an hour on the Everglades

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/04/08/wonder-list-skype-everglades-orig.cnn/video/playlists/wonder-list-skype-originals/

, on Sunday, April 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

CNN’s Bill Weir and filmmaker Philip Bloom tell the stories of extraordinary people, places, cultures and creatures at a crossroads. http://www.cnn.com/shows/wonder-list The . . . → Read More: April 12 Sunday 10 pm CNN – TV Special on Everglades!

CONSERVATION UPDATE

1) SFWMD Meeting – April 9 9am

Governor Rick Scott and his appointed water managers are refusing to buy sugar land needed to restore the Everglades and protect the coasts. Tell them it’s not okay. The Governor and the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District are putting . . . → Read More: CONSERVATION UPDATE

Need Everglades support – telephone Tallahassee tomorrow Tuesday Apr 7!

For those who are not able to travel to Tallahassee for Everglades Day in Tallahassee we are hosting a Virtual Lobby Day! Since you won’t be able to meet with your Legislators, you can call them. Even if you have called before, we want to flood the Capitol with calls on Tuesday. Just picture it, . . . → Read More: Need Everglades support – telephone Tallahassee tomorrow Tuesday Apr 7!

Tuesday Apr 7, 6:00pm – Annual MEETING Pot Luck Dinner and LECTURE John J. Lopinot, “What Makes a Great Photograph?”

Annual MEETING Pot Luck Dinner and LECTURE John J. Lopinot, “What Makes a Great Photograph?”

Tuesday, April 7, 6:00 p.m. dinner, 7:00 meeting & lecture. Audubon Society of the Everglades will hold its annual membership meeting, which includes election of new board members and approval of the budget.

Come join us on Tuesday, April 7 . . . → Read More: Tuesday Apr 7, 6:00pm – Annual MEETING Pot Luck Dinner and LECTURE John J. Lopinot, “What Makes a Great Photograph?”

April 2015 Bird of the Month – Broad-winged Hawk

Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com

April Bird of the Month – Broad-winged Hawk From Ben Kolstad’s article in the April Kite: This small chunky raptor migrates from its breeding grounds in northern and eastern North America to its wintering grounds in Florida, Southern Mexico, an . . . → Read More: April 2015 Bird of the Month – Broad-winged Hawk

CALL FOR ACTION before Wed APRIL 1 – Amendment 1 implementation in jeopardy!

Our Senators must hear from us NOW! The message is clear. Here’s the message: “I am one of 4.2 million voters who voted yes for Amendment 1. I believed when voting for the amendment that it would increase funding for Florida Forever, land conservation, springs, and the Everglades. Please support amendments on the Senate . . . → Read More: CALL FOR ACTION before Wed APRIL 1 – Amendment 1 implementation in jeopardy!

INFO for the Flamingo carpool trips!

(Note – Minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult on all ASE field trips.) 3/22 update: These trips are space limited and there are MORE REQUESTS to attend these trips than there are spaces available. We have added more trips and they are full as well. NEW REQUESTS ARE ALL . . . → Read More: INFO for the Flamingo carpool trips!

Action Alert: March 24 meeting is TOMORROW!!!

Help Stop the Destruction of the Agricultural Reserve

On Tuesday, March 24, the Palm Beach County Commissioners will hold the final workshop on allowing increased residential and commercial development in the Agricultural Reserve. A large turnout of public speakers is critical for this final hearing in a year-long series. (A final vote could take place . . . → Read More: Action Alert: March 24 meeting is TOMORROW!!!

April 2015 KITE is now on-line

The April 2015 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

TAKE ACTION – RESTORE AMERICA’S EVERGLADES WATER!

Be social. Share this message: Audubon Florida Restore: March 2015 View in Web Browser Take Action: Stop the Assault on Everglades Restoration Send your comments to the Army Corps of Engineers using our email form. Photo by Mac Stone. The Southern Everglades and Florida Bay contain vital foraging and nesting grounds that Roseate . . . → Read More: TAKE ACTION – RESTORE AMERICA’S EVERGLADES WATER!

Monday Mar 16 7pm lecture Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture by Shannon Estenoz

Paton White will be attending – if you want to carpool call her at 561-818-7574 St. Gregory’s Free Lecture Series Monday, Mar. 16. 7:00 pm Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture Shannon Estenoz Shannon Estenoz is the Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the US Department of the Interior. Ms. Estenoz will give us an . . . → Read More: Monday Mar 16 7pm lecture Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture by Shannon Estenoz

Saturday March 14 9am with James Currie – Pledge to Fledge!

Pledge to Fledge

Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM

Green Cay Wetlands, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach

Birders of all ages and abilities have the opportunity enjoy birding with South Florida’s finest birders including TV personality James Currie! This is an event for children from 5 to 85. It will start with a Birding 101 . . . → Read More: Saturday March 14 9am with James Currie – Pledge to Fledge!

SFWMD meeting TOMORROW Mar 12 9am WPB – come help or send online messages!

Governor Scott and the South Florida Water Management District have a historic opportunity to buy land . . . → Read More: SFWMD meeting TOMORROW Mar 12 9am WPB – come help or send online messages!

2nd Thursday March 12 7:30 am Vicki Rogerson’s Home for Painted Bunting Banding

The March 12 trip for the 2nd Thursday is going to go to Vicki Rogerson’s Home for Painted Bunting Banding. Nancy LaFramboise is going to be at Vicki’s house to band her Painted Buntings at 7:30 am. Nancy will explain, and show us her banding techniques as we watch her record valuable information on the . . . → Read More: 2nd Thursday March 12 7:30 am Vicki Rogerson’s Home for Painted Bunting Banding

YOU CAN HELP AG RESERVE NOW – petition

YOU can help the Ag Reserve NOW!. As you know we have been fighting to save the Ag Reserve for farming and as a buffer to our treasured ARM National Wildlife Refuge. This is one easy way for you to have your voice heard.

Click here for the petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/517/179/130/protect-our-nations-food-security/

 

. . . → Read More: YOU CAN HELP AG RESERVE NOW – petition

Rare Ornithology book for $191,000!

Click here for book listing: http://www.abebooks.com/rare-books/most-expensive-sales/ever.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-C150305-h00-birdbkBH-123324GN-_-01cta&abersp=1

 

Tuesday Mar 3, Monthly Meeting and Lecture on Environmental Law by Richard Grosso, Esq.

Join us Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. (earlier meeting time this year) as Richard Grosso, Esq speaks to us about the environmental law in his lecture “The Environment, Politics, the Law and You: Observations of a Green Lawyer”

 

Richard Grosso, Esq; Environmental Law

Richard Grosso is a law professor at the Shepard . . . → Read More: Tuesday Mar 3, Monthly Meeting and Lecture on Environmental Law by Richard Grosso, Esq.

Free Passes for Families at Nation’s Public Lands!

Big news: President Obama just announced his plan to help every kid enjoy America’s great outdoors. Starting this fall, every 4th-grader in America will get a one-year pass for free admission to all of our National public lands for them and their families.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/02/19/let-s-get-every-kid-park

For the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, like . . . → Read More: Free Passes for Families at Nation’s Public Lands!

March 2015 KITE is now online

The March 2015 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.