Programs

Field Trips & Events / 2017-2018

Click on specific month to access that calendar
for complete event info & to RSVP!
 
 
  • 7th - Sat:   EagleWatch Orientation / 10am to 12pm
  • 12th - Thurs:   Blake Library Program - Audubon Season Kick-off / 6:30 to 7:30
  • 14th - Sat.:   Audubon Field Academy - Florida Habitats / 9am to 4pm 
  • 20th-21st:   Florida Audubon Assembly, St Augustine
  • 21st - Sat.:  Lakeside STA Bird ID Tour / 7am to 11am
  • 21st - Sat:  Bird-banding Workshop for Kids! / 9am to 10:30am
  • 26th - Thurs.: Member Meeting / 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • 28th - Sat.: Grassy Waters Birding Field Trip 
  • 28th - Sat.: Dedication of Education Pavilion 
 

November

  • 7th - Tues. Blake Library Paul Gray Lake Okeechobee Wildlife / 4 to 5 pm
  • 11th - Sat. Audubon Field Academy - Bird ID by Sight & Sound / 9am to 4pm
  • 11th - Sat:  Bird & Butterfly Workshops for Kids! / 10am to 1pm
  • 18th - Sat. Lakeside STA Bird ID Tour / 7am to 11am
 

December

  • 9th - Sat: Kayaking & Birding Tour / 8:30am
  • 16th - Sat: Lakeside STA Bird ID & Photo Tour / 7am to 12pm 
 

January

  • 11th - Thurs:  Blake Library - Pelagic Birds (speaker: Ed Killer) / 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • 13th - Sat: Audubon Field Academy - Wading & Water Birds / 9am to 4pm
  • 20th - Sat: Lakeside STA Bird ID Tour / 7am to 11am
  • 25th - Thurs: Member Meeting / 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • 27th - Sat: Shorebirds Trip to Ft. Pierce Inlet / TBA
 

February

  • 6th - Tues: Blake Library - Scrub Jay Talk (speaker Marianne Korosy) 4 to 5 pm
  • 10th - Sat: Audubon Field Academy - Shorebirds & Seabirds
  • 17th - Sat. Lakeside STA Bird ID & Photo Tour / 8am to 11am
  • 24th - Sat. Archbold Research Center Scrub Jay Trip 
 
  • 7th - Wed: Blake Library Raptors (speaker Rafael Galvez) / 4pm to 5pm 
  • 10th - Sat:   Audubon Field Academy - Songbirds & Woodpeckers / 9am to 4pm
  • 17th - Sat: Lakeside STA Bird ID Tour / 7am to 12pm
  • 17th - Sat.   Sunshine Wildlife Birding & Boat Tour / 4pm to 6pm 
  • 22nd - Thurs:  Members Meeting
  • 24th - Sat: Garden Party/Art Show 
  • 31st - Sat:  Sunshine Wildlife Birding & Boat Tour  / 4pm to 6 pm 

April

  • 19th - Thurs: Blake Library - Caracara’s (Speaker: Eva Ries) / 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • 12th - Sat. Audubon Field Academy - Raptors Workshop / 9am to 4pm
  • "My Favorite Bird" Art & Essay Contest
  • 21st - Sat: Lakeside STA Bird ID & Photo Tour / 7am to 12pm
  • 28th - Sat: Treasure Coast Wildlife Center Tour 

May

  • 5th - Sat:  Audubon Field Academy - Bird Migration & Monitoring / 9am to 4pm
 
* Questions about any trips may be emailed to: aomc@audubonmartincounty.org
    - or call, 772-288-2637.


 

EagleWatch Orientation

Bald Eagles, one of the largest birds in North America, are native only to our continent and are a successful example that protection under the Endangered Species Act works.
 
Audubon EagleWatch seeks information about bald eagles, active nest locations and possible disturbances or threats to nesting activities. The program is designed to educate volunteer participants in general eagle nesting biology, applicable laws, the identification of nest threats, monitoring techniques and the verification of previously unrecorded active eagle nests.

With over 1,400 nesting pairs, Florida has one of the largest population of bald eagles in the United States, excluding Alaska. The nesting season extends from October 1 through May 15, with individual pairs often returning to the same nesting territory year after year.

Florida's rapidly changing environment currently finds bald eagles nesting successfully in urban areas. This increased exposure to human activity and its resulting pressure on the eagle population prompted the Audubon EagleWatch Program.

This data gathered by EagleWatch is compiled and used to assist the state's Mid-winter Annual Bald Eagle Nesting Survey by documenting both urban and rural eagle nesting activity, successes and failures. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service also utilizes EagleWatch data to enhance their conservation and law enforcement efforts.
 
 
For more information contact: 772-288-2637 / education@audubonmartincounty.org
 

Young Audubon Nature Adventures

Our chapter’s annual “My Favorite Bird” Essay and Art Contest is a favorite with Martin County schools. Our November Children’s Birding and Habitat Workshop and Great Backyard Bird Count invite children to experience nature in the heart of the city.

Field Trips

They say that experience is the best teacher. At Audubon of Martin County, our seasonal field trips provide exclusive experiences to observe wildlife in their natural habitat while enjoying the camaraderie of other nature enthusiasts.

Presentations

Lectures by local naturalists, photographers, ornithologists, authors, travelers, and other fascinating speakers are given seasonally at Possum Long Nature Center.

Citizen Science

Members have the opportunity to participate in the statewide Eagle Watch program, in the periodic monitoring of bird species at risk, such as the Piping Plover and the Least Tern and the Christmas Bird Count, a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society.

Conservation Land Management

Our chapter owns and oversees Possum Long Nature Center, a 4.5 acre urban forest located in the heart of Stuart as well as approximately 400 acres of conservation land in Martin County, including a 280 acre nature preserve in Palm City.

Photography Contest

Members and the public are invited to submit their nature pictures to our annual photo contest. Adults and children, amateurs and professionals, join in the celebration of photographing our special Florida birds.