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Tuesday Sept 16 6:30 pm – Vote/1 open phone town hall w Senator Bob Graham

Florida Conservation Coalition <smarts421@gmail.com>
Amendment 1 Telephone Call with Senator Bob Graham

On Tuesday, September 16th, Florida’s Water and Land Legacy is hosting a telephone conversation with Senator Bob Graham to discuss Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

Join the call at 6:30 pm to find out how Amendment 1 will help keep Florida’s drinking water clean, protect our rivers, lakes and springs, restore natural treasures like the Everglades, and protect our beaches and wildlife for future generations.

Just register here to join the conversation! register here

Best,

Ryan Smart
FCC

October 2014 KITE is now on-line

The October 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

Conservation advocacy works! TAMIAMI TRAIL project awarded $20 million by DOT

On April 29, 2014, the ASE board approved delivery of an Advocacy Letter Supporting Tamiani Trail – September 12, DOT successfully passed the $20 million project U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $20 Million TIGER Grant for Florida’s Tamiami Trail

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MIAMI – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony . . . → Read More: Conservation advocacy works! TAMIAMI TRAIL project awarded $20 million by DOT

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 starts at noon CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – DELRAY BEACH

CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – DELRAY BEACH – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 2014 We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. Join us on Sunday, September 21 for 2 events as we demand effective action to address the challenges of climate . . . → Read More: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 starts at noon CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – DELRAY BEACH

Sept 11, Thurs, 4:30pm – “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Paton White)

September “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Paton White leader) Sep 11, Thurs, 4:30pm Join us for an afternoon visit to Snook Island Natural Area in Lake Worth as we look for migrating shorebirds! Meet at 4:30pm at the entrance to the boardwalk on the north side of Lake Worth Bridge. See you there! Questions? . . . → Read More: Sept 11, Thurs, 4:30pm – “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Paton White)

Tues Oct 7, 7 pm (earlier this year!) Monthly Meeting & Lecture “Bird Banding Basics and Current Local Research on Painted Buntings” by Nancy LaFramboise

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE October 7 “Bird Banding Basics and Current Local Research on Painted Buntings” by Nancy LaFramboise

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. (earlier meeting time this year! Refreshments at 6:30 pm. )

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2014 October Bird of the Month American Wigeon

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

October Bird of the Month – American Wigeon

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the October Kite: (coming soon).

Come to our October meeting to hear more about this bird.

(Photographer’s please note that next month’s November 2014 Bird . . . → Read More: 2014 October Bird of the Month American Wigeon

Saturday Sept 27 Florida Bay Trip Cancelled

Sept. 27 Fl Bay trip canceled because a suitable boat cannot be found. We will reschedule when/if a boat is found.

ASE’s annual 2014-2015 brochure, programs, field trips now available online (.pdf format)

PLEASE NOTE MEETING TIMES ERROR on PRINTED brochure; CORRECT TIMES ARE: DOORS OPEN 6:30 P.M. MEETING BEGINS 7:00 P.M.

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Field trips and Release forms can be found on the tab above the photo, and field trip locations are found in its tab above the photo.

We will update the events calendar with 2014-2015 field . . . → Read More: ASE’s annual 2014-2015 brochure, programs, field trips now available online (.pdf format)

September 2014 Kite is now online

The September issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

Tues Sept 2 6:30pm – Monthly Meeting SPECIAL film showing !

A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

NOTE: Registration is currently full, but the library will let people into the movie showing if registered ones don’t show up

Join us for a special event monthly meeting at the Palm Beach County Library Main Branch at 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach where we will screen this full-length . . . → Read More: Tues Sept 2 6:30pm – Monthly Meeting SPECIAL film showing !

2014 September Bird of the Month – Northern Pintail

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

September Bird of the Month – Northern Pintail

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the July-August Kite:

This month’s bird, Northern Pintail – Anas acuta, continues (but does not conclude) our duck theme. Found nearly worldwide, at . . . → Read More: 2014 September Bird of the Month – Northern Pintail

Tues Aug 5, 6:45 pm Monthly Meeting: MEMBERS’ PHOTOS AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Monthly Membership Meeting: MEMBERS’ PHOTOS AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Tuesday, August 5, 6:45 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite meeting of the year — Ice cream followed by a picture show! Bring your best nature photos and tell us your stories. Limit your photographs to around 12 prints or slides per member. We will have a digital projector . . . → Read More: Tues Aug 5, 6:45 pm Monthly Meeting: MEMBERS’ PHOTOS AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

2014 August Bird of the Month – Blue-winged Teal

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

August Bird of the Month – Blue-winged Teal

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the July-August Kite: “August’s bird is the counterpart to July’s: Anas discors, the blue-winged teal, is only considered large when next to his cousin A. crecca; . . . → Read More: 2014 August Bird of the Month – Blue-winged Teal

EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL 2015 – save the date

Everglades Day

Saturday February 14, 2015 8am to 4pm rain or shine

16th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge -“ROMANCE OF THE EVERGLADES”

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole Nation, and Ron Magill from the Miami Metro . . . → Read More: EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL 2015 – save the date

URGENT: final results for June Challenge must be submitted by Jul 1.

from the ASE Yahoo Group “auduboneverglades”

Hi PB Birders,

Thank you all for sharing your great finds in the past week! It is exciting to have the unexpected sightings of Bananquit and Smooth-billed Ani !

We have arrived in the final week of the June Challenge…

There is still time to get out there and . . . → Read More: URGENT: final results for June Challenge must be submitted by Jul 1.

Deadline Friday June 27 2014 – bird locations request from NAS

Dear Audubon friends,

Our National Board member Jeff Goodby is a co-founder of Goodby and Silverstein, a San Francisco-based advertising firm that has done many famous campaigns, including the iconic “Got Milk” ads.

He’s looking to help us promote birds through videos that use new technologies and approaches that we’ll roll . . . → Read More: Deadline Friday June 27 2014 – bird locations request from NAS

Jay Watch 2014

(see picture of this unique bird below):

contributed by ASE member Jane Wiewora who attended the 2014 Jay Watch training at Jonathan Dickenson Park: On Saturday, May 31, several members of the Audubon Society of the Everglades attended a volunteer training session for the Florida Jay Watch citizen science program at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. . . . → Read More: Jay Watch 2014

Citizen Science Conservation to identify Invasive Species – Yes, There is an App for That

contributed by Jacqui Sulek National Audubon Society:

There is a new smartphone app that makes invasive species reporting user-friendly and fun

An invasive species is any species that is non-native to an ecosystem and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Non-native species often compete . . . → Read More: Citizen Science Conservation to identify Invasive Species – Yes, There is an App for That

July/August 2014 KITE is now online

The July August 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

Vote Yes on 1 – From ASE Facebook page

From Clyde Butcher on Facebook: Please share this important message with every Florida voter you know! The most important Amendment for the environmental health of our state: VOTE YES on AMENDMENT ONE. PLEASE SHARE THIS.

AMENDMENT ONE continues the important non-partisan legislation that Governor Bob Martinez (R), 1987-91, created called Pr…eservation 2000, and Governor . . . → Read More: Vote Yes on 1 – From ASE Facebook page

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE July 1, 7:30 pm “Pre-Columbian Everglades Inhabitants” by Christian Davenport, Archeologist

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE July 1 “Pre-Columbian Everglades Inhabitants” by Christian Davenport, Archeologist

Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.

Christian Davenport, Archeologist Palm Beach County

“People of the Water: Pre-Columbian Everglades Inhabitants.” Program by Christian Davenport, Historic Preservation Officer/Archaeologist, Palm Beach County

Join us as Chris takes us back 3000 years to hear about the . . . → Read More: Monthly MEETING and LECTURE July 1, 7:30 pm “Pre-Columbian Everglades Inhabitants” by Christian Davenport, Archeologist

2014 JULY Green-winged Teal Bird of the Month

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

July Bird of the Month – Green-winged Teal

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the July-August Kite: “

It’s the drake that catches the eye; hens are cryptically colored, brown and resembling the . . . → Read More: 2014 JULY Green-winged Teal Bird of the Month

TANNER WATERS WINS ASE $3000 SCHOLARSHIP 2014

For more than forty years Audubon Society of the Everglades has supported conservation. Ruth and Seymour Miller were visionaries and realized that the conservation of habitats and wildlife is an ongoing responsibility. ASE honored their legacy at the Palm Beach Post’s Pathfinder Awards by awarding this $3000 scholarship to a science nominee with outstanding achievement . . . → Read More: TANNER WATERS WINS ASE $3000 SCHOLARSHIP 2014

ASE awards $500 to Jupiter Middle School

At the Green School Awards Luncheon, ASE gave a $500 Judge’s Choice award for HABITAT RESTORATION to Jupiter Middle School. This grant rewarded their efforts to create an outdoor learning lab in a 2 and1/4 acre wetland and natural area between school property and Military Trail. The mission of the outdoor classroom is to provide . . . → Read More: ASE awards $500 to Jupiter Middle School

URGENT – DEADLINE June 14 for REEF RESCUE

From Clive Pinnock: We are asking for your help to protect the last of south Florida’s near-shore coral habitat. The Army Corp of Engineers (Corp) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a Broward County beach nourishment project (segment II) that is guaranteed to bury ESA protected staghorn coral and essential . . . → Read More: URGENT – DEADLINE June 14 for REEF RESCUE

East Coast Climate Change Endangers Audubon’s Maine Puffin Project

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

October 8-14 FALL MIGRATION SPECIAL – PANAMA EXCURSION

FALL MIGRATION SPECIAL – PANAMA STYLE! Airfare and deposits are due the first week of July October 8-14 – birds and whales, too! $1740 – if booked in early July (plus $100 donation to Audubon) includes r/t airfare from Miami – hotel with breakfast and ferry boat ride to Contadora Island – hotel and all . . . → Read More: October 8-14 FALL MIGRATION SPECIAL – PANAMA EXCURSION

AMAZON SMILE – fundraise for ASE when you buy through Amazon

We are excited to announce you can support the Audubon Society of the Everglades by using this link whenever you shop on Amazon! Amazon will donate to ASE every time you shop and it doesn’t cost you any extra! Click on the link AMAZON SMILE right here.

Every sale of any item on Amazon will . . . → Read More: AMAZON SMILE – fundraise for ASE when you buy through Amazon

Sat Feb 14, 2015 Advanced Notice – 16th Annual EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

WHEN: Saturday February 14, 2015 8am to 4pm rain or shine

WHAT: 16th Annual Everglades Day Festival –“ROMANCE OF THE EVERGLADES”

WHERE: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach

COST: Free (except for food trucks)

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole . . . → Read More: Sat Feb 14, 2015 Advanced Notice – 16th Annual EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL