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Giving Tuesday Donate Today

Your donation here will go to the Florida Burrowing Owls and the Purple Martins






The Purple Martins Story

While the Purple Martin is one of America’s most well-loved songbirds and is a common summer resident throughout Florida, its population is currently declining in the east. East of the Rocky Mountains, Purple Martins nest almost exclusively in human-supplied housing. They are dependent on us for their survival. While they are a species of Least Concern, their population is directly affected by the houses that we humans provide, and those houses are on the decline.

In early 2017, Audubon Everglades purchased a Purple Martin house and installed it at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach.

Your Giving Tuesday donation will allow Audubon Everglades to purchase and install additional Purple Martin houses for use in Palm Beach County.

GIVING TUESDAY
Donate today for the Purple Martins

The Burrowing Owls Story

Audubon Everglades has been lending our support and our voice to Project Perch in their efforts to help obtain better protection for the conservation of Florida Burrowing Owls. The Florida Burrowing Owl is classified as “threatened” by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The owls are threatened because of loss of habitat and other manmade conditions and activities that jeopardize their colonies.

Kelly Heffernan, an avian biologist, started Project Perch in 2008 to protect and nurture Burrowing Owls in southeast Florida. Specifically, Project Perch:

  • Provides protection by finding and educating “caretakers” for as many owls as possible.
  • Counts the owls annually during breeding season, and
  • Promotes the population by working with landowners to provide artificial burrows and nest boxes.

Your Giving Tuesday donation will assist the efforts of Audubon Everglades in its support of Project Perch as it seeks to stabilize and increase the population of Burrowing Owls in Palm Beach County.

GIVING TUESDAY
Donate today for the Florida Burrowing Owls

December 2017 KITE is now online

Eastern Meadowlark (c) 2015, Susan Faulkner Davis all rights reserved

The December 2017 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

December 2017 Bird of the Month – EASTERN MEADOWLARK

Eastern Meadowlark (c) 2015, Susan Faulkner Davis all rights reserved

December’s Bird of the Month is the Eastern Meadowlark, and here is the article in the upcoming December 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

We conclude this season of bird-of-the-month articles with the blackbird that isn’t. Imagine a female Red-winged Blackbird plumped up in all directions—long, pointy bill on a slender head (very distinctive . . . → Read More: December 2017 Bird of the Month – EASTERN MEADOWLARK

2018 Conservation Stewardship Training Course – Registration Opens Now

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TREAT YOURSELF TO A LEARNING ADVENTURE: THE 2018 CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE!

Once again, Audubon Everglades is offering you an opportunity to explore and learn about the beautiful habitats surrounding you in Palm Beach County. Sixteen expert instructors will engage participants in understanding how these fragile, natural ecosystems and the Greater Everglades function and . . . → Read More: 2018 Conservation Stewardship Training Course – Registration Opens Now

Birding Field Trips and Hurricane Irma Update – 11/7/17

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Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, some sites where the birding field trips are held are not ready to be open to the general public.

To date, the following trips have been canceled:

November 10 Fri (8:30 AM-10:30 AM) Wakodahatchee (Clive Pinnock) October 01 Sun (8:00 AM-10:00 AM) Spanish River Park (Luis . . . → Read More: Birding Field Trips and Hurricane Irma Update – 11/7/17

November Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: Saving the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

Paul R. Reillo, Ph.D.

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE: “Saving the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow – big challenges for a tiny bird” by Paul R. Reillo, Ph.D., President, Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, and Co-Director, Tropical Conservation Institute, Florida International University

Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. meeting & lecture.

Paul R. Reillo, Ph.D., President of the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (RSCF), . . . → Read More: November Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: Saving the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

November 2017 Bird of the Month – Savannah Sparrow

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November’s Bird of the Month is the Savannah Sparrow, and here is the article in the November 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

November – Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

As noted in last month’s write-up of the endangered Florida population of Grasshopper Sparrow, the first part of this month’s bird’s common name comes from . . . → Read More: November 2017 Bird of the Month – Savannah Sparrow