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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.

Do you have any birding binoculars you no longer use?

JCI Miami is collaborating with the City of Miami Gardens to establish a bird and butterfly garden at Parkview Elementary. We will be holding a volunteer day on February 28th to plant native bird and butterfly attracting plants in and around a remnant patch of oak hammock located on the school grounds. This area will . . . → Read More: Do you have any birding binoculars you no longer use?

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Upcoming Saturday festivals –

Feb 21, 2015 6 to 9 pm dark sky festival Okeeheelee Nature Center. Feb 28-Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Day-9AM to 4PM-Boca Raton; Mar 14-Naturescaping McArthur Beach State Park-North Palm Beach-9am to 3pm; (Wednesday) April 2 earth day festivals one in Lake Worth and one in Okeeheelee Park (date may change – . . . → Read More: FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

March 2015 Bird of the Month – Red-shouldered Hawk

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

March Bird of the Month – Red-shouldered Hawk From Ben Kolstad’s article in the March Kite:

Animals with wide ranges or disjunct ranges can look remarkably different from one of the range to another, or from one population to another. . . . → Read More: March 2015 Bird of the Month – Red-shouldered Hawk

Thurs Feb 12 9am West Palm Beach — WE NEED YOU !

WHAT: South Florida Water Management District Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00am

WHERE: SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

WE NEED YOU!

Join us at the Water Management District meeting and sign up to speak during General Public Comment (item #31 on the agenda). Together . . . → Read More: Thurs Feb 12 9am West Palm Beach — WE NEED YOU !

Deadline 11pm Wed Feb 11 !!! — Audubon’s Urgent Request for Public Comment on Ag Reserve

Dear Audubon Friends and Supporters of the Agricultural Reserve: In preparation for the Agricultural Reserve Roundtable to be held on February 17, Palm Beach County has established a web site where the public can comment on the radical and dangerous proposals under consideration. The vast majority of these proposals would effectively kill the Agricultural . . . → Read More: Deadline 11pm Wed Feb 11 !!! — Audubon’s Urgent Request for Public Comment on Ag Reserve

URGENT: all day T.M.Goodwin/Broadmoor field trip rescheduled to Thursday, February 12, as the 2nd Thursday Leader’s Choice trip.

Due to weather conditions on the originally scheduled day, we have rescheduled the all day T.M.Goodwin/Broadmoor . . . → Read More: URGENT: all day T.M.Goodwin/Broadmoor field trip rescheduled to Thursday, February 12, as the 2nd Thursday Leader’s Choice trip.

Tuesday Feb 3, Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Sea Turtle Conservation” by David Anderson

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE February 3 “Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation”

by David Anderson, Marine Turtle Specialist Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

David Anderson

Join us Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. (earlier meeting time this year) as David Anderson speaks to us about the Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation program.

As a team specialist . . . → Read More: Tuesday Feb 3, Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Sea Turtle Conservation” by David Anderson

2015 February Bird of the Month SNAIL KITE

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

February Bird of the Month – Snail Kite From Ben Kolstad’s article in the February Kite:

Now and then people ask me why the ASE newsletter is called the Everglade Kite. After all, the Everglades are plural, and the bird . . . → Read More: 2015 February Bird of the Month SNAIL KITE