South Florida Audubon Society, based in Broward County, fosters conservation through local, regional, national, and global environmental advocacy and activities throughout South Florida focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Join members of the South Florida Audubon Society for monthly meetings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month from September to April.  The location alternates between Fern Forest Nature Center (FF) in Coconut Creek and Anne Kolb Nature Center (AK) in Hollywood.



          SFAS Meeting


 

The monthly meetings will be suspended for the summer and will begin again in September.

Millenium Middle School Plants Fruit Trees
Chief Operating Officer, Doug Young, and Vice President, James Hale-Florez visited with the school's Eco-STEM class as they planted trees provided by a grant through Whole Kids Foundation.  Follow the link to learn more and watch a student video.

Read more about the grant through Whole Kids Foundation.

Board Tours Mangrove Mitigation Area

On December 29, six members of the SFAS Board toured the newly cultivated mangrove mitigation area at Port Everglades. Rob Musser, Environmental Manager at Port Everglades, led the group on the tour to view the two areas of mitigation where mangrove trees have been planted.  This is the result of an ongoing project between Port Everglades and SFAS.  



Once the mangroves are deemed "flourishing", the entire mangrove area within the fences is to be deeded to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).  At the point at which FDEP takes possession of the property, the stewardship of the property passes in perpetuity to SFAS.  The details of the stewardship, including financial recompense, if any, have yet to be determined. 




Members (left to right): Christine Myers, George Allman, Lee Gottlieb, David Walker, President Doug Young, Environmental Manager Port Everglades Rob Musser (Guide), and Grant  Campbell.



Check out our News and Resources page for videos and helpful information.

New CALLS to ACTION posted.

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 Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida details the Florida Legislature's 2015  water conservation bills, explores the  prospects of Amendment 1 land acquisitions,  and discusses the potential impact of  Weyerhauser's purchase of Plum Creek.

2016 Broward Water Partnership Neighborhood Water Challenge - Who can save the most water in your neighborhood?  Who can create the most outstanding and creative water conservation outreach program?
LOOKING FOR FIELD TRIP LEADERS
It is that time of year again to plan the annual schedule of field trips and monthly meeting speakers. We have made some progress in the last two years to offer a field trip, bird class, or weekend adventure for almost every weekend. We would like to continue to improve. You don't have to be an expert, but be willing to take fellow birders to a favorite park you enjoy. We are especially interested in offering more trips to Plantation Preserve and Richardson Park, two of our best birding spots. Please contact Paddy Cunningham, SFAS Field Trip Coordinator at birdpaddy@yahoo.com, if you would be willing to be a trip leader.

Upcoming Birding Trips and Special Events


Please see the Calendar for a full list of events and more information.  Coastal Dune Restoration events can be found on their calendar.



May 1
Bird Walk - Tall Cypress Natural Area

May 1
Gardening for Butterflies and Birds, Bonnet House

May 15
Gardening for Butterflies and Birds, Flamingo Gardens

Jun 5
Bird Walk - Tall Cypress Natural Area

Jun 14-19
Jamaica Tropical Adventure Trip



Donations are needed for Project Perch!



photo credits

We'd love to see what visits your backyard.  

Submit photos for "Birds In Your Backyard" to webmaster@southfloridaaudubon.org.


 
 



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Support our conservation, education, and outreach programs by donating to help us sustain:

Project Perch - burrowing owls
Sea Turtle Conservation - hatchling rescue
Coastal Dune Restoration
Coral Reef Initiative
Climate Change and Sea Level Rise - communication and education
Everglades Restoration
and all our day-to-day advocacy and conservation initiatives.




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