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.

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.

The Future of the A.R.M Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

(Click on image for flyer)

Join Audubon Florida, Audubon Society of the Everglades & Conservation Partners for a Community Forum on the Future of the A.R.M Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on:

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30-8:00 pm

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center 6301 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL . . . → Read More: The Future of the A.R.M Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

CONGRATS! ASE RECEIVES TWO STATE AWARDS (media release)

AUDUBON SOCIETY OF THE EVERGLADES RECEIVES TWO STATE AWARDS

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov 1, 2016) – The Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE), a chapter of the National Audubon Society and Florida Audubon, is the proud recipient of the Chapter of the Year Award from Florida Audubon. In addition, ASE Chapter President Paton White . . . → Read More: CONGRATS! ASE RECEIVES TWO STATE AWARDS (media release)

Vote NO on Amendment 1

ON NOV 8, THE AMENDMENT WAS VOTED DOWN

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image or visit VoteNoOn1.org for more information.

Site reorganization

You might have noticed that the website was getting a bit “busy.” I’ve been busy, too, reordering and reorganizing the pages to make the site a bit “cleaner.” All the page links are still there, but they’ve been reorganized a bit. If one of your favorite page tabs is missing, try pulling down one of . . . → Read More: Site reorganization

Tues Nov 17 1-3 pm – meet your local ag growers for free showing of produce

We have been fighting for the Ag Reserve. We need to support our local growers NOW!. Paton http://www.localecopia.org/ for details – and browse the web site for fascinating grower list of what’s available NOW, a real inside look at our local farming community — you can even buy a ball-cap or T-shirt with the LOCALECOPIA . . . → Read More: Tues Nov 17 1-3 pm – meet your local ag growers for free showing of produce

ASE member Steve Siegel’s birding movies – check them out!

I hope no one minds a blatant plug for a movie I made, but as an ASE member, I am ready to take some liberties. “How Many Birds Do You Need?” is an hour long program split into six parts. It was scheduled to go on TV, but the producer bumped it at . . . → Read More: ASE member Steve Siegel’s birding movies – check them out!

Safety warning for birders — as seen on yahoo group (auduboneverglades)

From: Luis Alberto Matheus lamatheus@gmail.com [auduboneverglades] <auduboneverglades@yahoogroups.com>Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:52 AMSubject: [auduboneverglades] Delray Oaks – low numbers of birds, 1 too many burglar…To: auduboneverglades@yahoogroups.com

Hi,

Had my car broken in at Delray Oaks just now. Police say it keeps happening about every two weeks, targeting cars also at Lake Ida and along . . . → Read More: Safety warning for birders — as seen on yahoo group (auduboneverglades)

James Currie WSJ article here!

Our friend and supporter James Currie had an article written about him in the Wall Street Journal. Here is the link:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/travel-with-bird-watching-on-the-brain-1427303274

Rare Ornithology book for $191,000!

Click here for book listing: http://www.abebooks.com/rare-books/most-expensive-sales/ever.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-C150305-h00-birdbkBH-123324GN-_-01cta&abersp=1

 

Free Passes for Families at Nation’s Public Lands!

Big news: President Obama just announced his plan to help every kid enjoy America’s great outdoors. Starting this fall, every 4th-grader in America will get a one-year pass for free admission to all of our National public lands for them and their families.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/02/19/let-s-get-every-kid-park

For the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, like . . . → Read More: Free Passes for Families at Nation’s Public Lands!

Thurs Feb 12 9am West Palm Beach — WE NEED YOU !

WHAT: South Florida Water Management District Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00am

WHERE: SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

WE NEED YOU!

Join us at the Water Management District meeting and sign up to speak during General Public Comment (item #31 on the agenda). Together . . . → Read More: Thurs Feb 12 9am West Palm Beach — WE NEED YOU !

Field Trip report: Pondhawk Natural Area

This morning two intrepid birders, Luke and Fred, joined leader Ben Kolstad on a chilly walk through one of the nicest natural areas in southern Palm Beach County: Pondhawk. Located on Spanish River Blvd (apologies to those of you who were searching for the entrance on Yamato!) right next to the city library, this concrete . . . → Read More: Field Trip report: Pondhawk Natural Area

Jan 8 – 2nd Thursday “Leader’s Choice” Field Trip DETAILS!

Instead of LOOKING at birds, this month we will PROTECT our birds by assembling together at the Ag Reserve Hearing at 9:30 am in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach County’s Ag Reserve lands protect the vital Loxahatchee Refuge by acting as a buffer between development and natural Everglades environment. Print off suggested talking points here . . . → Read More: Jan 8 – 2nd Thursday “Leader’s Choice” Field Trip DETAILS!

URGENT CALL to ATTEND Thurs Jan 8 Ag Reserve Hearing – NEED ALL OF YOU!

January 8, 2015 Hearing Time and Location: 9:30 a.m. Governmental Center, 6th floor Commission Chambers, 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach. Be sure to ask a staff person when you arrive for a card to indicate you want to speak. Write the name “Valencia Cove” at the top of the card where it . . . → Read More: URGENT CALL to ATTEND Thurs Jan 8 Ag Reserve Hearing – NEED ALL OF YOU!

Dec 15 Monday 7pm Author Presentation at Pine Jog

An Author Presentation By: James Kushlan & Kirsten Hines on Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens Monday, December 15, 2014 – 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: Pine Jog Presentation dec 15 2014

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 starts at noon CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – DELRAY BEACH

CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – DELRAY BEACH – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 2014 We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. Join us on Sunday, September 21 for 2 events as we demand effective action to address the challenges of climate . . . → Read More: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 starts at noon CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION – DELRAY BEACH

Sept 11, Thurs, 4:30pm – “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Paton White)

September “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Paton White leader) Sep 11, Thurs, 4:30pm Join us for an afternoon visit to Snook Island Natural Area in Lake Worth as we look for migrating shorebirds! Meet at 4:30pm at the entrance to the boardwalk on the north side of Lake Worth Bridge. See you there! Questions? . . . → Read More: Sept 11, Thurs, 4:30pm – “Second Thursday” Leader’s Choice Field Trip (Paton White)

Saturday Sept 27 Florida Bay Trip Cancelled

Sept. 27 Fl Bay trip canceled because a suitable boat cannot be found. We will reschedule when/if a boat is found.

Tues Sept 2 6:30pm – Monthly Meeting SPECIAL film showing !

A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

NOTE: Registration is currently full, but the library will let people into the movie showing if registered ones don’t show up

Join us for a special event monthly meeting at the Palm Beach County Library Main Branch at 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach where we will screen this full-length . . . → Read More: Tues Sept 2 6:30pm – Monthly Meeting SPECIAL film showing !

EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL 2015 – save the date

Everglades Day

Saturday February 14, 2015 8am to 4pm rain or shine

16th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge -“ROMANCE OF THE EVERGLADES”

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole Nation, and Ron Magill from the Miami Metro . . . → Read More: EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL 2015 – save the date

ASE awards $500 to Jupiter Middle School

At the Green School Awards Luncheon, ASE gave a $500 Judge’s Choice award for HABITAT RESTORATION to Jupiter Middle School. This grant rewarded their efforts to create an outdoor learning lab in a 2 and1/4 acre wetland and natural area between school property and Military Trail. The mission of the outdoor classroom is to provide . . . → Read More: ASE awards $500 to Jupiter Middle School

Sat Feb 14, 2015 Advanced Notice – 16th Annual EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

WHEN: Saturday February 14, 2015 8am to 4pm rain or shine

WHAT: 16th Annual Everglades Day Festival –“ROMANCE OF THE EVERGLADES”

WHERE: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach

COST: Free (except for food trucks)

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole . . . → Read More: Sat Feb 14, 2015 Advanced Notice – 16th Annual EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

FLORIDA CONSERVATION Legislation Report 2014 as of May 5

Don’t miss this – fascinating and important!

http://fl.audubonaction.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=41301.0&pgwrap=n

(report courtesy of Audubon Florida)

 

 

call for volunteers Saturday May 31 2014 – Scrub Jay Monitoring Training

Scrub Jay Watch Citizen Science Training Session FACEBOOK Jay Watch Citizen Science Training Session PDF FLIER scrub jay flier 2014 Hi scrub jay volunteers, The training this year is May 31. If you are interested in monitoring in Palm Beach County this year please let me know so I can let the trainers know . . . → Read More: call for volunteers Saturday May 31 2014 – Scrub Jay Monitoring Training

ASE Position Statements & Letters

(April 29, 2014) ASE Letter Position Supporting Tamiani Trail

Audubon Society of the Everglades

PO Box 16914

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-6914

ww.auduboneverglades.org

April 29, 2014

The Honorable Anthony Foxx

U.S. Department of Transportation

1200 New Jersey Ave, SE

Washington, DC 20590

 

. . . → Read More: ASE Position Statements & Letters

April 26-27, Ft. DeSoto-Spring Migration Adventure

click here for information: Ft.DeSoto April 26-27, Ft. DeSoto-Spring Migration Adventure – sponsored by ASE Ft. DeSoto is one of the top birding places in the country for spring migration. If the weather is right (storms) there can be fall outs with up to 20 species of warbler. Other songbirds that can also be present . . . → Read More: April 26-27, Ft. DeSoto-Spring Migration Adventure

April 2014 Kite now Online

The April 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.