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Introduction to Birdwatching

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Introduction to Birdwatching Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tell the difference between a red-shouldered hawk vs. a red-tailed hawk, or what birds visit us during the migratory season? Then this is the FREE workshop for you!!

Join the experts with the Audubon Everglades along with Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) biologists for this four-week workshop to learn how to identify about the various birds that call Palm Beach County Natural Areas their home.

This workshop will be every Thursday, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am starting on October 19, 2017 with the last workshop on November 9th (4 workshops total). The workshop will be limited to 15 participants and binoculars will be provided.

Please note, by signing up for this workshop, you are agreeing to attend all four events.

Here’s the list of sites to be visited:

Winding Waters Natural Area
6161 Haverhill Road North
West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (Parking lot located in Dyer Park)
October 19th, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Seacrest Scrub Natural Area
3400 Seacrest Scrub
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
October 26th, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Juno Dunes Natural Area (Ocean Tract)
14200 South U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, FL 33408 (Parking located in Loggerhead Park)
November 2nd, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Frenchman’s Forest Natural Area
12201 Prosperity Farms Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
November 9th, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

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Introduction to Birdwatching Workshop

Birding Field Trips and Hurricane Irma Update

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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:

September 16 Sat (8:00 AM-10:00 AM) Frenchman’s Forest (Melanie & Steve Garcia) September 23 Sat (8:00 AM-10:00 AM) Spanish River . . . → Read More: Birding Field Trips and Hurricane Irma Update

NEW DATE – Coastal Cleanup at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

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The International Coastal clean-up at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park has been moved to THIS Saturday, September 23rd. The District 5 Americorps are hosting this mangrove clean-up, and the effort will be led by Christa Ciociola, who will also be leading Audubon Everglades’ efforts in future similar . . . → Read More: NEW DATE – Coastal Cleanup at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

October Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: Voyagers on the Open Sea – The Pelagic Birds of Florida Michael Brothers, Executive Director, Marine Science Center

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Monthly Meeting and Lecture

“Voyagers on the Open Sea – The Pelagic Birds of Florida by Michael Brothers, Executive Director,

Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet, Fl

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

Program Overview

Michael Brothers has been studying Florida birds for the last 45 years and has been leading pelagic trips . . . → Read More: October Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: Voyagers on the Open Sea – The Pelagic Birds of Florida Michael Brothers, Executive Director, Marine Science Center

Native plants are resilient! The Native Plant Tour is a GO for October 1st

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Audubon Everglades and the Atala Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association have teamed up for the Florida Native Plant Society’s Annual Native Plant Garden Tour. All three organizations will be together at the Judd Garden (click here to see garden list) to answer questions and share information on creating your own bird . . . → Read More: Native plants are resilient! The Native Plant Tour is a GO for October 1st

October 2017 Bird of the Month – Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

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October’s Bird of the Month is the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, and here is the article in the upcoming October 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

October – Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum floridanus FE

This federally endangered bird is sometimes a victim of the confusion between taxonomic and common names. You could be forgiven . . . → Read More: October 2017 Bird of the Month – Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

Claudine Laabs’ Work Amazes Children in Connecticut

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Author: Kevin Longo

By Kevin Longo, July 10, 2017

In the warm, humid, and recently stormy summers in Windham County, in northeast Connecticut, children are enrolled in town-staffed day camps typically held at vacant elementary schools. For many consecutive years, I have presented (as a volunteer) a one-day hands-on science exhibit for the youngest . . . → Read More: Claudine Laabs’ Work Amazes Children in Connecticut