The May-June 2017 KITE newsletter is now online.

The May-June 2017 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

MAY 2 at 7pm: Meeting & Program:“ASE Photography Club Annual Show” by Dr. Peter J. Lekos, Club President and much published and award winning photographer

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “ASE Photography Club Annual Show” by Dr. Peter J. Lekos, Club President and much published and award winning photographer.

Tuesday, May 2, 7pm

Please join us at the May 2 meeting of the Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE), where members of the new ASE Photography Club will share and . . . → Read More: MAY 2 at 7pm: Meeting & Program:“ASE Photography Club Annual Show” by Dr. Peter J. Lekos, Club President and much published and award winning photographer

May 2017 Bird of the Month – Sandhill Crane – GALLERY

May’s Bird of the Month is the Sandhill Crane, and here is the article in the upcoming May-June 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

May: Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

Although technically a wetland bird, the Sandhill Crane can just as often be encountered in upland habitats like grasslands and prairies. These large birds are the . . . → Read More: May 2017 Bird of the Month – Sandhill Crane – GALLERY

JUNE 6 Meeting & Program: Audubon Film at Library

Our June 6 meeting will be at Palm Beach County’s Main Library at 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. We will be showing a film about James Audubon, entitled “Rara Avis.” Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and the movie at 6:45 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call the . . . → Read More: JUNE 6 Meeting & Program: Audubon Film at Library

Conservation Action Alert – NOW through Wed April 5

The Everglades Needs Your Help. Click here to print pdf: SB-10 ActionAlert 4012017

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Tues April 4 at 6pm: Annual Meeting, Pot Luck Dinner, & Lecture: “The year-round biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite: A hemisphere of conservation challenges and opportunities” by Ken Meyer, Ph.D.,Research Ecologist, co-founder and executive director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI)

Annual MEETING Pot Luck DINNER and LECTURE: “The year-round biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite: A hemisphere of conservation challenges and opportunities” by Ken Meyer, Ph.D.,Research Ecologist, co-founder and executive director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI)

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m. dinner, 7:00 p.m. meeting & lecture

. . . → Read More: Tues April 4 at 6pm: Annual Meeting, Pot Luck Dinner, & Lecture: “The year-round biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite: A hemisphere of conservation challenges and opportunities” by Ken Meyer, Ph.D.,Research Ecologist, co-founder and executive director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI)

April 2107 KITE is now on-line

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

please note that speaker TBD is now Ken Meyer: Annual MEETING Pot Luck DINNER and LECTURE: “The year-round biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite: A hemisphere of conservation challenges and opportunities” by Ken Meyer, Ph.D.,Research Ecologist, co-founder and executive director of the . . . → Read More: April 2107 KITE is now on-line

April 2017 Bird of the Month – Limpkin – GALLERY

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

Limpkin Aramus guarauna SSC

Eats apple snails. What else do you need to know? Well, it’s on the cover of Stevenson and Anderson’s Birdlife of Florida (1994), which is still the most . . . → Read More: April 2017 Bird of the Month – Limpkin – GALLERY

Balloon releases banned in Palm Beach

Recent article from the Palm Beach Daily News in where the Town of Palm Beach has banned releasing ballons and sky lanterns within the town.

CORRECTION

CORRECTION: The March 11 Natural Areas Festival is at Winding Waters Natural Area

NOT Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve. Winding Waters is located at 6161 Haverhill Road North in WPB next to Dyer Park, and the incorrectly reported location Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve is located at 8264 Northlake Blvd., WPB, just west of Beeline . . . → Read More: CORRECTION

Tues Mar 7 at 7pm: Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “Creative Butterfly Gardening” with Tom Hewitt, freelance writer and creator of the Mounts Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Garden

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “Creative Butterfly Gardening” with Tom Hewitt, freelance writer and creator of the Mounts Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Garden

Tuesday, March 7, 7pm

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March 2107 KITE is now on-line

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

March 2017 Bird of the Month – Osprey – GALLERY

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

March Bird of the Month: Osprey Pandion haliaetus

By Ben Kolstad

Many people worldwide call this cosmopolitan bird the “fish eagle,” and it’s an apt nickname, although the Osprey is not an . . . → Read More: March 2017 Bird of the Month – Osprey – GALLERY

NEW CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE!

Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE), in partnership with the IFAS/UF Extension of PBC, will hold its first Conservation Stewardship Training Course from March 27 to May 8 on Mondays from 9am to 1pm. We have engaged 17 excellent instructors/trainers for this 7-week basic environmental education course. Fieldwork at six beautiful natural areas around the . . . → Read More: NEW CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE!

FEB 23 FREE SEMINAR ON BARN OWLS

Here is the link to register for the special seminar on barn owls by Dr. Motti Charter on February 23, 6 pm – 9 pm, Birds Without Borders, at UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E Canal Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Register for this free event online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ birds-without-borders-tickets- 31638573826 or . . . → Read More: FEB 23 FREE SEMINAR ON BARN OWLS

Tuesday FEB 7, 7pm Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “ Florida’s Forgotten Wading Bird: American Flamingo” with Frank Ridgley DMV, Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarian with Zoo Miami’s Conservation and Research Department

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “Florida’s Forgotten Wading Bird: American Flamingo” with Frank Ridgley, DMV, Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarian in Zoo Miami’s Conservation and Research Department

Tuesday, Feb 7, 7pm

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the resurgence of Florida’s American Flamingo.

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February 2017 KITE is now online

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

February 2017 Bird of the Month – Brown Pelican – GALLERY

February’s Bird of the Month is the Brown Pelican, and here is the article in the upcoming February 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

February Bird of the Month: Brown Pelican

By Ben Kolstad

Today the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a familiar character of our coasts, but the population of this large bird was . . . → Read More: February 2017 Bird of the Month – Brown Pelican – GALLERY

ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Water Storage Updates

Recent published from the Palm Beach Daily News regarding Lake Okeechobee water storage needs for the area and from the Palm Beach Post on the status of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

New West Palm Beach Ballparks will attract birds

Recent article from the Palm Beach Post that with the close proximity to the nearby natural areas, some bird species will be fans of the new ballpark.