Programs

Field Trips & Events 2018-2019

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September 

  • 25th - Tues:  Hawk's Bluff Birding Field Trip  / 7:00 am -10:00 am
  • 26th - Wed: Albatross / Movie at IRSC Kight Center / 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • 6th - Sat: Birding at Possum Long Nature Center / 7:30 am to 10:00 am
  • 11th - Thurs: Blake Library Audubon Season Intro Talk / 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • 14th - Sun: Birding for Beginners at Citrus Grove / 7:15 am to 10:00 am 
  • 17th - Weds: Scrub Jay Walk with Jim Howe at JDSP / 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 19th - Fri: AUDUBON ASSEMBLY - Rising Tides​
  • 20th - Sat: Lakeside Ranch STA - Bird ID Tour / 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 27th - Sat: EagleWatch Volunteer Orientation at JDSP / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
November
  • 8th - Thurs: Library Talk: Florida Audubon Today, Julie Wraithmell / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 17th - Sat: Field Trip: Kayaking & Birding / 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 21st - Weds: Scrub Jay Walk with Jim Howe at JDSP / 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 24th - Sat: Lakeside Ranch STA - Bird ID Tour / 8:00 am - 11:00 am
 
December
  • 13th - Thurs: Library Talk: Florida Shorebird Alliance, Natasha Warraich / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 15th - Sat: Lakeside Ranch STA - Bird ID Tour / 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 15th - Sat: Chapter Christmas Party - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 19th - Weds: Scrub Jay Walk with Jim Howe at JDSP / 8:30am - 10:00 am
 
January
  • 10th - Thurs: Library Talk - Troubled Waters Film Premier, John Nelson / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 12th - Sat: Field Trip: Adams Ranch / TBA
  • 14th - Mon: Elliott Museum - Lunch on the Fly with John Nelson / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 16th - Weds: Scrub Jay Walk with Jim Howe at JDSP / 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 19th - Sat: Lakeside Ranch STA - Bird ID & Photo Tour / 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 26th - Sat: Space Coast Birding Festival - Chapter Member Meet-up 
 
February
  • 7th - Thurs: Library Talk - Citizen Science & the Florida Scrub Jay, Jim Howe / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 9th - Sat:  Field Trip: Archbold Preserve / TBA
  • 11th - Mon: Elliott Museum - Lunch on the Fly with John Nelson / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 16th - Sat: Lakeside Ranch STA - Bird ID Tour / 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 23rd - Sat: Field Trip: Birding @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park / 8:30 am
 
March
  • 11th - Mon: Elliott Museum - Lunch on the Fly with John Nelson / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 14th - Thurs: Library Talk - The Feeding Behavior of Shorebirds Film, Dr. Richard Forster / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 27th - Weds: Field Trip - Platt's Creek at Jones Hammock Preserve / TBA
 
April
  • 8th - Mon: Elliott Museum - Lunch on the Fly with John Nelson / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 11th - Thurs: Library Talk - Regional Wildlife Photographers Show & Tell / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 13th - Sat: Annual Garden Party / TBA
  • 17th - Weds:  Scrub Jay Walk with Jim Howe at JDSP / 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 20th - Sat: Lakeside Ranch STA - Bird ID & Photo Tour / 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 27th - Sat: Young Audubon "My Favorite Bird" Art & Essay Awards BBQ / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

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