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Jan 10 James Currie Fundraiser is full – call Linda 586-854-0145 if you want to be on waiting list

Our fund raiser at STA 1E with James Currie will start at 7:00 am. The gates will open at 6:30 am. We will drive around the water impounds as usual, stopping to observe and discuss the birds we see. We will car pool into 6 vehicles. There will be 23 people plus James making a total of 24 people. Around 6:30 all of your names will be put into a purple donation bucket and two names will be drawn to see who rides in the car with James Currie. If you have a special person you want to ride with you will have to decide if you want to ride with James or give your space to someone else. Linda’s cell phone number is 586-854-0145 in case you have a problem the day of the event. You can call Linda if you have questions.  You need to print and bring this liability form with you: STA 1E newest form_1164_LiabilityReleaseForRegularActivities_2014

James Currie has written a book and is selling it for $15.99. He will have 10 copies with him and will happily autograph it for you. He has also said he will donate 10% back to Audubon Society of the Everglades.

January 2015 Kite is now online

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

POSTPONED Ag Reserve Meetings – Dec 17, 19, and Jan 9 – need ASE member support!

(Dec 16) Please be advised that due to a second scheduling conflict, the January 9th Agricultural Reserve Roundtable is POSTPONED. The tentative new date is Tuesday, February 17th; we anticipate the session will be scheduled for most or all of the day. Notice of the new date and specific times will be provided as . . . → Read More: POSTPONED Ag Reserve Meetings – Dec 17, 19, and Jan 9 – need ASE member support!

Tuesday January 6, Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Bird Island” by Greg Braun

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE January 6 “BIRD ISLAND, Florida’s Newest Critical Bird Area” by Gregg Braun, Professional Consulting Ecologist

Join us Tuesday, January 6, 7:00 p.m. (earlier meeting time this year) as Greg Braun speaks to us about Bird Island.

Greg Braun, who was instrumental in establishing the newly protected and restored Bird Island, . . . → Read More: Tuesday January 6, Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Bird Island” by Greg Braun

DEC 11 – 2nd Thursday “Leader’s Choice” Field Trip DETAILS!

Paul, Parrots and other Miami Exotics!

Dec 11, 2015 . . . → Read More: DEC 11 – 2nd Thursday “Leader’s Choice” Field Trip DETAILS!

Dec 15 Monday 7pm Author Presentation at Pine Jog

An Author Presentation By: James Kushlan & Kirsten Hines on Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens Monday, December 15, 2014 – 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: Pine Jog Presentation dec 15 2014

Tuesday December 2, Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE “Parrots in South Florida – Meet the Parrots” by Paul Bithorn

Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE “Parrots in South Florida – Meet the Parrots” by Paul Bithorn

Tuesday, Dec 2, Dinner 6:00 p.m. Meeting & Lecture 7:00 p.m.

Paul Bithorn

Paul Bithorn, a Miami native, has led birding field trips for Tropical Audubon Society, as well as many environmental and civic groups for . . . → Read More: Tuesday December 2, Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE “Parrots in South Florida – Meet the Parrots” by Paul Bithorn

2015 Bird of the Month List – Raptors Seen in Florida

selected by Clive Pinnock, who gives a talk on each bird in our monthly meetings:

Birds of the Month for 2015 Raptors Seen in Florida

January: Bald Eagle

February: (Everglades) Snail Kite

March: Red-shouldered Hawk

April: Broad-winged Hawk

May: Cooper’s Hawk

June: Sharp-shinned Hawk

July: Osprey

August: American Kestrel

September: Merlin

October: Peregrine Falcon

November: . . . → Read More: 2015 Bird of the Month List – Raptors Seen in Florida

2014 December Bird of the Month Ring-necked Duck

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December Bird of the Month – Ring-necked Duck

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the December Kite: One of our most common winter ducks, the ring-necked, Aythya collaris, is one of those ducks that was obviously named before birding by binoculars . . . → Read More: 2014 December Bird of the Month Ring-necked Duck

Dec 2014 Kite is now online

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

Nov 13 8am Snook Island, Leader’s Choice Second Thursday Bird Walk- Linda Humphries

November “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Linda Humphries leader) Nov 13, Thurs, 8am Join us for a morning visit to Snook Island Natural Area in Lake Worth as we look for shorebirds! Meet at 8am at the entrance to the boardwalk on the north side of Lake Worth Bridge. See you there! Questions? . . . → Read More: Nov 13 8am Snook Island, Leader’s Choice Second Thursday Bird Walk- Linda Humphries

from Audubon Florida — Vote/1 Amendment 1 APPROVED!

Dear Audubon Society of the Everglades

Voters today approved Amendment 1. After two years of volunteer petitions, thousands of contributions, and great effort at the polls, we did it!

Voters made a decision to invest billions in protecting Florida’s water and land. We will leave a true legacy for future generations. . . . → Read More: from Audubon Florida — Vote/1 Amendment 1 APPROVED!

Tues Nov 4, 7 pm (earlier this year!) Monthly Meeting & Lecture “Wading Bird Science and Monitoring: The Cornerstone of Everglades Restoration” by Mark Cook, PhD

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE November 4 “”Wading Bird Science and Monitoring: The Cornerstone of Everglades Restoration” by Mark Cook, PhD

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. (earlier meeting time this year! Refreshments at 6:30 pm. )

Mark Cook, PhD

Join us Tuesday, November 4 7:00 p.m. (earlier meeting time this year) as Mark Cook, . . . → Read More: Tues Nov 4, 7 pm (earlier this year!) Monthly Meeting & Lecture “Wading Bird Science and Monitoring: The Cornerstone of Everglades Restoration” by Mark Cook, PhD

November 2014 Kite is now online

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

2014 November Bird of the Month Northern Shoveler

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November Bird of the Month – Northern Shoveler

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

November’s bird of the month is another duck in the subfamily Anatinae, Anas clypeata. The ducks in this . . . → Read More: 2014 November Bird of the Month Northern Shoveler

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. ) **********Please note we will meet in the regular room tonight!***********

#gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: . . . → Read More: Tues Oct 7, 7 pm (earlier this year!) Monthly Meeting & Lecture “Bird Banding Basics and Current Local Research on Painted Buntings” by Nancy LaFramboise

successful ASE CONSERVATION advocacy – Sugar Hill Company Town development proposal

(October 3, 2014) ASE Letter Advocating against Sugar Hill Development – SFWMD recommends AGAINST the development project as detrimental to Everglades Restoration SFWMD_comment_letter sugar hill (September 25, 2014) Letter ASE wrote/signed letter (see pdf for included chart sugar hill sep 25 2014) to advocate prevention of building company town Sugar Hill in Everglades restoration . . . → Read More: successful ASE CONSERVATION advocacy – Sugar Hill Company Town development proposal

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

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)

2014 October Bird of the Month American Wigeon

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October Bird of the Month – American Wigeon

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the October Kite:

According to Arthur Cleveland Bent, the name “wigeon” or “widgeon” is what hunters back in the day would call duck species . . . → 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.

2014-15_brochure

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

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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

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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