Tuesday July 5, 6:30 pm, Monthly meeting, Ice Cream Social & Photo Sharing

Everyone’s favorite meeting of the year – JULY this year rather than our usual August, due to scheduling at Pine Jog.

Ice cream followed by a picture show! Bring your best nature photos and tell us your stories. Limit your photographs to 8 prints or slides per member. We will have a digital projector so if you missed sending digitals to Gerry Filipe last week, you can still bring your digital photos on a USB thumb drive. Large prints and paintings are also welcome. Some of the best bird pictures we’ve seen have been at the photo sharing meeting so don’t miss this one!

Also, Claudine Laabs’ prints and post cards will be available to purchase.

As anyone who’s visited our website www.auduboneverglades.org knows, ASE is blessed with a number of extremely talented photographers.

If some of the best bird photography in the state isn’t sweet enough for you, we’re also throwing our annual ice cream social, so come join us!

This is a great time to join your local Audubon Society of the Everglades to get on the mailing list for the new brochure and all the upcoming events.

Doors open at 6:30 to make your OWN SUNDAE and enjoy fun and camaraderie. In rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Also at the meeting – July Bird of the Month: Lesser Yellowlegs. Come to our meeting to hear more about this fascinating bird from our expert, Clive Pinnock.

 

July 2016 Bird of the Month: Lesser Yellowlegs

July Bird of the Month is the Lesser Yellowlegs, and here is the article in the July-August Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

In May we concluded our profiles of the sandpipers in the genus Calidris (aka “the peeps”). In June we began our discussion of the genus Tringa, starting with the largest of the . . . → Read More: July 2016 Bird of the Month: Lesser Yellowlegs

July-August 2016 KITE is now on-line

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

Climate Report by Susan Davis, from Sea Level Rise Symposium at Florida Gulf Coast Audubon Academy

For full report, click here Climate Change report

Sun Sentinel June 15 – Water district might take over management of refuge – op ed by Susan Davis

Don’t take away our refuge Shirley Decurcey and_Telma Rodriguez, both of Pompano Beach, ride a Canoe at ARM Loxahatchee Refuge during the 17th Annual Everglades Day on Feb. 20, 2015 (Orit Ben-Ezzer /) by Susan Davis

. . . → Read More: Sun Sentinel June 15 – Water district might take over management of refuge – op ed by Susan Davis

Site reorganization

You might have noticed that the website was getting a bit “busy.” I’ve been busy, too, reordering and reorganizing the pages to make the site a bit “cleaner.” All the page links are still there, but they’ve been reorganized a bit. If one of your favorite page tabs is missing, try pulling down one of . . . → Read More: Site reorganization

Link to NBC Today Show “Flamingos Are Back” segment, with Susan McKemy wearing ASE hat

click here for the show clip

part of the bird footage was ASE member Steve Siegel’s Flamingo Footage (Steve Siegel) (ambient sound) or version with music

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TUNE IN!!! This Saturday 6/11 8:30am – NBC News TODAY SHOW covers Palm Beach County Flamingos

MARK YOUR CALENDAR –

The “Palm Beach County Flamingos”, filmed by the NBC News for the TODAY SHOW, is scheduled to be aired as a closer this Saturday June 11— we hope you can tune in a catch the broadcast around 8:30 am EDT.

Palm Beach County is fortunate and unique . . . → Read More: TUNE IN!!! This Saturday 6/11 8:30am – NBC News TODAY SHOW covers Palm Beach County Flamingos

Our new eBay store – give a gift to ASE while you give a Father’s Day gift!

Just in time for Father’s Day – Audubon Society of the Everglades has a new eBay web site for buying 100% donation silk Fortier ties! Come visit us at www.ebay.com/usr/audubonsocietyoftheeverglades

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Tuesday June 7, 7pm, Monthly meeting & Lecture, “Scrub Jay Update” by Natasha Warraich, Park Services Specialist at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: Tuesday, June 7, 7pm “Scrub Jay Update” by Natasha Warraich, Park Services Specialist at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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June 2016 Bird of the Month: Willet

June Bird of the Month is the Willet, and here is the article in the May-June Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

With the arrival of summer and the departure of most of the shorebirds from our area, we begin our investigation of some common larger shorebirds of Palm Beach County, genus Tringa. First up is . . . → Read More: June 2016 Bird of the Month: Willet

“Florida Today” Article about the ASE tour STA 2 tour to see the Flamingos!

Winsten: Where do all the flamingos go? Keith Winsten, FOR FLORIDA TODAY10:34 a.m. EDT May 27, 2016 Buy Photo

(Photo: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY file photo)

Nothing screams Florida like pink flamingos. But how many of you have ever seen a wild flamingo in Florida? I’m guessing it’s very few. That’s because American Flamingos . . . → Read More: “Florida Today” Article about the ASE tour STA 2 tour to see the Flamingos!

Conservation News May 12, 2016

click here for full pdf version Audubon Society of the Everglades – Conservation Community

Audubon Society of the Everglades – Conservation Community

 

CONGRATULATIONS to member Margaret Borge for Photograph!

I submitted this image last year to the National Audubon yearly photography competition. This years winners are displayed in this month’s magazine. When you submit a photo, it becomes their property in the sense they have the rights to use it if they want whenever they want. Apparently they needed a purple Gallinule foto for . . . → Read More: CONGRATULATIONS to member Margaret Borge for Photograph!

Tuesday May 3, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “Mangrove Ecology in Southern Florida” by Clive Pinnock, Naturalist, Bird Keeper at Lion Country Safari, and retired Manager of Okeeheelee Nature Center”

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture:

Tuesday, May 3, 7pm

“Mangrove Ecology in Southern Florida” by Clive Pinnock, Naturalist, Bird Keeper at Lion Country Safari, and retired Manager of Okeeheelee Nature Center,

A native of Jamaica, Clive has been passionate about nature since childhood and has nurtured a keen interest in marine and avian studies, . . . → Read More: Tuesday May 3, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “Mangrove Ecology in Southern Florida” by Clive Pinnock, Naturalist, Bird Keeper at Lion Country Safari, and retired Manager of Okeeheelee Nature Center”

May 2016 Bird of the Month: Semipalmated Sandpiper

May Bird of the Month is the Semipalmated Sandpiper, and here is the article in the May-June Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

The May bird of the month,Calidris pusilla,is one of several small sandpipers known in birding circles as “peeps.” Its name “semipalmated,” which means that it has webbing between its toes, may make . . . → Read More: May 2016 Bird of the Month: Semipalmated Sandpiper

IMPORTANT AG RESERVE MEETING Wednesday April 27 9:30 – 12:30

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The correct date that the Board of County Commissioner will be considering amendments to the Comp Plan is WEDNESDAY, April 27th.

The Ag Reserve agenda item numbers are as follows: 3.C.1 – 3.C.2 – 3.C.3 – 3.C.4 – 3.C.5 – 3.C.6 – 4.B.1 – 4.B.2 The item numbers are needed when you . . . → Read More: IMPORTANT AG RESERVE MEETING Wednesday April 27 9:30 – 12:30

May-June 2016 Kite is now online

The May-June 2016 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

ASE’s 50th Anniversary and Volunteer Picnic

Your board was delighted to see everyone socialize at the volunteer picnic and 50th anniversary meeting. The highlight was having Marge Eaton attend the 50th with her son. Marge was a star! Imagine: in 1966 she was a founding member of the board. Gerry Filipe’s ten-minute slide presentation of pictures from our scrapbooks particularly delighted . . . → Read More: ASE’s 50th Anniversary and Volunteer Picnic

Thursday Apr 21 6-8pm FULL MOON MEMORIAL for Claudine Laabs

Saturday April 16 10-4 ASE/Okeeheelee EARTH DAY activities – Audubon Adventure Trail !

SAVE THE DATE!

ASE coordinator Vicki Rogerson 561-352-7835 vlrogerson@gmail.com still needs part-time volunteers — please call if you can help!

 

If you would like to print off these flyers in pdf format, then click here: earth day plain text, Earth Day 1, Earth Day 2

DETAILS —

EARTH DAY at . . . → Read More: Saturday April 16 10-4 ASE/Okeeheelee EARTH DAY activities – Audubon Adventure Trail !

URGENT Wednesday April 6 at 6pm REFUGE meeting at Loxahatchee NWR

From Tabitha Cale: The refuge has been doing the best they can to manage the invasive species, but need more federal funding to combat them. Audubon Florida has been advocating for more federal funding for the refuge and will continue to do so. We are very supportive of the refuge staying a refuge and want . . . → Read More: URGENT Wednesday April 6 at 6pm REFUGE meeting at Loxahatchee NWR

Apr 3 all-day Mark Cook Everglades trip is cancelled

Apr 3 Sun. EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, “Putting It All Together”, All Day Trip, RSVP REQUIRED (Mark Cook) TRIP IS FULL – WAIT LIST ONLY Because of all the water and rain there are very few birds around in the Everglades so Mark cancelled the trip as of March 31.

April 2016 Bird of the Month: Least Sandpiper

April Bird of the Month is the Least Sandpiper, and here is the article in the April Kite written by Ben Kolstad

As the name implies, Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) is the smallest “peep” (in fact, it’s the smallest shorebird in the world). At our Palm Beach County sod farms in August, it’s sometimes possible . . . → Read More: April 2016 Bird of the Month: Least Sandpiper

Note: April 5 meeting is wait list only — asetripinfo@gmail.com

From the April 2016 KITE: If you have reserved a place (currently wait list only), you will join us on Tuesday, April 5 to celebrate ASE’s 50th Anniversary at our Annual Meeting and to hear Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon Florida, speak about “Water, Wetlands and Wildlife: Florida’s Special Gifts.” . . . → Read More: Note: April 5 meeting is wait list only — asetripinfo@gmail.com

April 2016 Kite is now on-line

The April 2016 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

Fri Mar 18 7pm – INVITATION to historic Everglades film showing – FREE!

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to you today with an interesting request. I work for the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College. This week, March 17-19, we will be presenting the revival of our REW/FF Festival, 3 days of unique news . . . → Read More: Fri Mar 18 7pm – INVITATION to historic Everglades film showing – FREE!

PLEASE COME! Invitation & Directions for free member picnic Sunday March 6 11:30 am —

Tuesday Mar 1, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “Radar Birding” by Angel & Mariel Abreu, Owners, Nature is Awesome Birding & Wildlife Tours.

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture:

Tuesday, March 1, 7pm

“Radar Birding” by Angel & Mariel Abreu, Owners, Nature is Awesome Birding & Wildlife Tours.

Join us as Angel & Mariel Abreu tell us about Radar Birding, the recent technique to locate birds. Radars may be designed to track storms, but flocks of birds show . . . → Read More: Tuesday Mar 1, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “Radar Birding” by Angel & Mariel Abreu, Owners, Nature is Awesome Birding & Wildlife Tours.

March 2016 Bird of the Month: Western Sandpiper

March Bird of the Month is Western Sandpiper, and here is the article in March Kite written by Ben Kolstad

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) is ASE’s March bird of the month, the first of three regularly occurring “peeps” in our area that we’ll be reviewing (out of five total in North America). This group of . . . → Read More: March 2016 Bird of the Month: Western Sandpiper