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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,

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A native of Jamaica, Clive has been passionate about nature since childhood and has nurtured a keen interest in marine and avian studies, while developing his ability to recognize birds by song/call as well as field identification.

With a Bachelor’s Degree from The City College of New York and an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Taylor Business College, Clive worked as a Wildlife Biologist with the National Park Service for 15 years. He also worked at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona.

Clive worked for Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation as the Manager of Okeeheelee Nature Center for 16 years. There he established several programs and exhibits in Marine Science, Raptor Ecology, Science for Seniors, Deer Management, and Gopher Tortoise Monitoring and participated in annual bird surveys and community events such as Everglades Day, Earth Day, NatureScaping, and Dark Sky.

He is currently the Bird Keeper at Lion Country Safari, where he oversees the care of Caribbean Flamingos, Southern Ground Hornbills, Lorikeets, and Budgies. He is working with other Lion Country Safari staff to establish a wild bird monitoring program.

Clive is an active member of the Florida Marine Science Educators Association, a group committed to educating Floridians about our precious marine resources. Finally, as a member of Audubon Society of the Everglades, Clive has served on the Board of Directors and leads field trips.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for light refreshments in rooms and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Also at the meeting – May Bird of the Month: Semipalmated Sandpiper. Come to our May meeting to hear more about this bird from our expert, Clive Pinnock.

 

 

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

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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

March 2016 Kite is now online

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

Volunteers needed for ASE sponsored Green Schools Competition

Currently, we have 45 judges, and expect to have about 98 schools apply! This means we need to double our number of judges in order to allow everyone to score only 3 applications. Click on details here GSRP Judges Invite 2016 Andrea Lazzari Green Schools Program Coordinator FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center alazzari2014@fau.edu . . . → Read More: Volunteers needed for ASE sponsored Green Schools Competition

URGENT Feb 5-11 Volunteers Needed for shorebird survey! contact Paul Davis to help

Volunteers Needed for Florida Mid-Winter Shorebird Survey

The Florida Shorebird Alliance is coordinating statewide surveys to document shorebirds. This is an annual survey that occurs Feb 5-11 and could not be accomplished at a statewide scale without the help of citizen scientists. Local team leaders are organizing volunteer survey crew members to survey the STA’s . . . → Read More: URGENT Feb 5-11 Volunteers Needed for shorebird survey! contact Paul Davis to help

Tuesday Feb 2, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “Bird Migration & Everglades Restoration” by Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida Science Coordinator

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture:

Tuesday, Feb 2, 7pm

“Bird Migration & Everglades Restoration” by Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida Science Coordinator.

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Today’s ASE Photographer’s field trip to STA-1E has been canceled due to the severe weather

ASE Photographer’s field trip to STA-1E has been canceled due to the severe weather warning issued for all of South Florida.

Jan 17 Sun. 7:00 am STA 1E “PHOTOGRAPHER’S SPECIAL”, RSVP REQUIRED (Don Mullaney) CANCELLED

Volunteers Needed for 5K Fundraiser Run Pine Jog Saturday Feb 6 7:30 am

Although it is ASE policy not to publicize others’ fundraisers, because Pine Jog is so generous to us (donating monthly meeting space at no cost), we are making this exception. Please consider volunteering at this fundraiser.

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Hello Prospective Volunteer,

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center is pleased to announce it has partnered with Fairchild Tropical . . . → Read More: Volunteers Needed for 5K Fundraiser Run Pine Jog Saturday Feb 6 7:30 am

February 2016 Bird of the Month: Sanderling

Bird of the Month for February is the Sanderling. Below is Ben Kolstad’s article from the February KITE.

Bird of the Month for February: Sanderling

If last month’s bird (Ruddy Turnstone) was our “rocky” feeder, this month’s (Sanderling, Calidris alba), is our “sandy-shore” bird. It’s also our baseline sandpiper, of medium size, one we . . . → Read More: February 2016 Bird of the Month: Sanderling

February 2016 Kite is now online

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

Thurs Jan 21 6:30-8:30pm Painted Bunting Project lecture by Dr Jamie Rotenberg Gardens Library Palm Beach Gardens

Title: The Painted Bunting Observer Team Project (PBOT)

painted bunting photo by Bill Munro

Join the Audubon Society of the Everglades for this special event! Date: Thursday, January 21 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Cost: Free Open to the Public Join Dr. Jamie Rotenberg from . . . → Read More: Thurs Jan 21 6:30-8:30pm Painted Bunting Project lecture by Dr Jamie Rotenberg Gardens Library Palm Beach Gardens

Tuesday Jan 5, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “ Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas: A Great Success!” by Richard Moyroud, Owner Mesozoic Landscapes Native Plants Expert

“Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas: A Great Success!” by Richard Moyroud, Owner Mesozoic Landscapes Native Plants Expert ALSO, Benji Studt , Environmental Program Supervisor in ERM’s Outreach Section will also be speaking at Tuesday ASE meeting. Benji will follow Richard’ presentation with a power point showcasing many of the natural areas. (See Benji’s bio below)

. . . → Read More: Tuesday Jan 5, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “ Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas: A Great Success!” by Richard Moyroud, Owner Mesozoic Landscapes Native Plants Expert

January 2016 Bird of the Month: Ruddy Turnstone

Bird of the Month for January is the Ruddy Turnstone. Below is Ben Kolstad’s article from the January KITE.

Bird of the Month for January: Ruddy Turnstone

Kicking off this year’s “shorebird series” of birds of the month is a strikingly patterned shorebird that is a regular and common wintering species here in Palm Beach . . . → Read More: January 2016 Bird of the Month: Ruddy Turnstone

January 2016 Kite is now online

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

Wednesday Jan 27 1-2 pm Green Cay “Barn Owls: Birds Without Borders” by Dr. Charter, Haifa U

During January, Dr. Motti Charter of Haifa University in Israel is going to be visiting Florida to view our barn owl program and also talk about the program they have developed using barn owls for rodent control in Israel. With the assistance of Ted Winsberg, I have scheduled the meeting hall at GREEN CAY NATURE . . . → Read More: Wednesday Jan 27 1-2 pm Green Cay “Barn Owls: Birds Without Borders” by Dr. Charter, Haifa U

Tuesday Dec 1, Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE “Working Birds”, by Susan Faulkner Davis, Award-Winning Bird Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Natures Best Photography Magazine

Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE

Tuesday, Dec 1, Dinner 6:00 p.m. Meeting & Lecture 7:00 p.m.

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