Snook Islands Restoration Project -2016 update

Snook Islands Restoration Project: If You Build It, They Will Come

By David Carson, Palm Beach County ERM and Ben Kolstad, ASE

 

David Carson of Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) designed and oversaw construction of Snook Islands in Lake Worth (http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/Publications/SnookIslandsRestoration.pdf). As soon as we began depositing fill in the . . . → Read More: Snook Islands Restoration Project -2016 update

Link to NBC Today Show “Flamingos Are Back” segment, with Susan McKemy wearing ASE hat

click here for the show clip

part of the bird footage was ASE member Steve Siegel’s Flamingo Footage (Steve Siegel) (ambient sound) or version with music

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TUNE IN!!! This Saturday 6/11 8:30am – NBC News TODAY SHOW covers Palm Beach County Flamingos

MARK YOUR CALENDAR –

The “Palm Beach County Flamingos”, filmed by the NBC News for the TODAY SHOW, is scheduled to be aired as a closer this Saturday June 11— we hope you can tune in a catch the broadcast around 8:30 am EDT.

Palm Beach County is fortunate and unique . . . → Read More: TUNE IN!!! This Saturday 6/11 8:30am – NBC News TODAY SHOW covers Palm Beach County Flamingos

“Florida Today” Article about the ASE tour STA 2 tour to see the Flamingos!

Winsten: Where do all the flamingos go? Keith Winsten, FOR FLORIDA TODAY10:34 a.m. EDT May 27, 2016 Buy Photo

(Photo: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY file photo)

Nothing screams Florida like pink flamingos. But how many of you have ever seen a wild flamingo in Florida? I’m guessing it’s very few. That’s because American Flamingos . . . → Read More: “Florida Today” Article about the ASE tour STA 2 tour to see the Flamingos!

Free Birding App from Audubon

 

Audubon Bird Guide app is now free.

We want to thank you for being a part of Audubon and what better way than with the free Audubon Bird Guide, the must-have app for anyone interested in birds. This award-winning app instantly turns your mobile device into the most trusted field guide . . . → Read More: Free Birding App from Audubon

National Audubon article about Palm Beach Flamingoes

click here to see full article with large picture & comments https://www.audubon.org/news/wild-flamingoes-return-florida

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Wild Flamingoes Return to Florida

After a century-long absence, the elegant pink waders are back in the Everglades. But where did they come from?

 

By Amy Kraft

June 01, 2015

Birds in This Story

 

American Flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber

Popular Stories

. . . → Read More: National Audubon article about Palm Beach Flamingoes

Sat May 9 is Cornell Ornithology Lab “Global Big Day” – here’s link

http://ebird.org/globalbigday/

GLOBAL BIG DAY SAT 5/9! In our ongoing effort to push the boundaries of a Big Day, we’re inviting everybody around the world to join together and participate in our Global Big Day to support global conservation. How many species can we see on a single calendar day? 3000? 4000? More? With your . . . → Read More: Sat May 9 is Cornell Ornithology Lab “Global Big Day” – here’s link

Action Alert – plover chicks & nests imminent danger!

NESTING PIPING PLOVERS AND THEIR CHICKS IMMINENTLY THREATENED Piping Plovers build their nests and raise their chicks on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Modest, science-based protections, put in place in 2008, have helped this endangered bird nest successfully in recent years. Send a public comment to the National Park Service today and . . . → Read More: Action Alert – plover chicks & nests imminent danger!

URGENT: final results for June Challenge must be submitted by Jul 1.

from the ASE Yahoo Group “auduboneverglades”

Hi PB Birders,

Thank you all for sharing your great finds in the past week! It is exciting to have the unexpected sightings of Bananquit and Smooth-billed Ani !

We have arrived in the final week of the June Challenge…

There is still time to get out there and . . . → Read More: URGENT: final results for June Challenge must be submitted by Jul 1.

Deadline Friday June 27 2014 – bird locations request from NAS

Dear Audubon friends,

Our National Board member Jeff Goodby is a co-founder of Goodby and Silverstein, a San Francisco-based advertising firm that has done many famous campaigns, including the iconic “Got Milk” ads.

He’s looking to help us promote birds through videos that use new technologies and approaches that we’ll roll . . . → Read More: Deadline Friday June 27 2014 – bird locations request from NAS

Jay Watch 2014

(see picture of this unique bird below):

contributed by ASE member Jane Wiewora who attended the 2014 Jay Watch training at Jonathan Dickenson Park: On Saturday, May 31, several members of the Audubon Society of the Everglades attended a volunteer training session for the Florida Jay Watch citizen science program at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. . . . → Read More: Jay Watch 2014

Bird mortality

According to a New York Times article yesterday,

“Five billion birds die in the U.S. every year,” said Melanie Driscoll, a biologist and director of bird conservation for the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Flyway for the National Audubon Society. That means that on average, 13.7 million birds die in this country every day.

That’s . . . → Read More: Bird mortality

American Kestrel take-off

Don Mullaney sent in the flight sequence below featuring January’s bird of the month (American Kestrel). Thanks, Don!

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I’m particularly taken with photo 3, which shows how long the wings are in relation to the body; it’s quite amazing what these little raptors can do.

Christmas Bird Count

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Our Christmas Bird Count is coming up fast. We count on January 2 this year. For more information about the CBC, see below.

Trip Report: Green Cay, 11/27/10

About a dozen people braved the 80-degree weather for our annual Thanksgiving Saturday walk at Green Cay, and fun was had by all. We got great views of male and female Northern Harrier throughout the walk; at one point the female was roosting on the grassy berm about 150 yards away; too far for easy . . . → Read More: Trip Report: Green Cay, 11/27/10

Trip Report: Florida Keys, October 16-17

by Paddy Cunningham, BIRDING ADVENTURES

As the saying goes, you had to be there. I woke up on Monday to head to work and my mind floated back to the slowly lapping waves crashing across the rocky shore, the swaying rusty grass field with Key West on the horizon and a blinding blue sky with . . . → Read More: Trip Report: Florida Keys, October 16-17

Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for Review of Wood Stork’s Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will review the endangered status of the wood stork under the Endangered Species Act. The decision to initiate a status review is the result of a 90-day finding in response to a petition seeking to reclassify this American wading bird to threatened. The Service has determined . . . → Read More: Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for Review of Wood Stork’s Status

Field Trip: Spanish River Park, May 1, 2010

9 birders joined ASE’s last field trip of the season at Spanish River Park on Saturday. Expectations were low, which enabled us to be quite pleased with our moderate luck: 7 warbler species, a Thick-billed Vireo, and a White-crowned Pigeon were seen on the trip! Below is the list of species:

Brown Pelican Yellow-crowned Night-Heron . . . → Read More: Field Trip: Spanish River Park, May 1, 2010

Bird Garden Tour, March 19th

Friday, March 19 8:30 am to 12:00 noon Tour of Local Backyard Bird Gardens .

Come join Audubon Society of the Everglades in a free tour of Backyard Bird Gardens in the West Palm Beach/Lake Worth area. See what local homeowners are doing to encourage not only our native birds, but also those Northern bird . . . → Read More: Bird Garden Tour, March 19th

Christmas Bird Count results

Nearly 60 hardy birders, on 15 teams, ventured into the brisk outdoors Saturday, January 3, to take part in the annual West Palm Beach Christmas Bird Count. A cold front had passed through the previous day, leaving morning temperatures in the 40’s and a northwest breeze blowing 10 to 20 miles an hour– conditions not . . . → Read More: Christmas Bird Count results