Tampa Audubon 'Double Winner' at 2014 Audubon Assembly
Tampa Audubon member Cheryl Mertz (pictured left with Matt Smith and Paige that hail from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland), wins coveted 2014 Citizen Scientist Volunteer of the Year for Audubon Florida - and - Tampa Audubon recognized for "Best Chapter Conservation Project.".. read more
November 6th General Meeting
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"Falconry" with Rick Foley
Did you know that evidence suggests that the art of falconry dates back over four thousands years? Come and hear from Rick Foley, a local falconer, about his birds and Falconry. Ever since Rick was a child, he loved all birds, especially raptors. As an avid outdoorsman and long time hunter becoming a Falconer was a perfect fit.
In the next few weeks the temperature will begin to drop and the crisp fall air will be an indication to his hawks, Nitro, Finn and Maddie that it's time to get out and hunt for their own food with Rick. This is what his birds love to do.
Rick will also have one or two of his hawks with him. These are beautiful birds that in addition to their job of hunting, they also help Rick educate people about how raptors live and hunt.
This is a program you won't want to miss!
Save Hooked Birds!
Click here to download our new brochure that outlines the perils our shorebirds and waders are in from fishing line and hooks, and what you can do!
- Link to video of Osprey rescue