Welcome to the Tampa Audubon Society

Are you interested in participating
in the Colony Watch Program?

There is going to be a meeting at the Harley Colony on Route 60 in Brandon (which is to the left or west of the Harley Davidson store when facing it) on April 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Parking is located at the Harley Davidson store. The address is 9641 Adamo Dr. (Route 60). We will be going to eat dinner at Tres Amigos Cantina after the meeting. Please email Cheryl Merz cheryl.merz@tampaaudubon.org if you plan on attending.

  

Bluebirds and boxes April 2nd General Meeting
(click here for meeting details)

  

The North American bluebirds are cavity nesters and were almost wiped out when the English house sparrow was introduced in 1851 and took over their nesting cavities. This presentation tells of the remarkable recovery of the bluebird through conservation efforts of individuals and the American Bluebird Society, which instituted the concept of bluebird trails. The Tampa Audubon Society maintains 45 bluebird boxes at Flatwoods Park along the walking/biking/skating trail. ... more

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


Join a Field Trip!

4/11 - Lettuce Lake Park: Beginning Birding

4/18 - Roberts Bay Boat Trip

4/19 - Bluebird Trail at Flatwoods

4/25 - Carillon and the Largo Nature Preserve

5/2 - Lake Park and Sagebrush Colony

5/9 - Lettuce Lake Park—Beginning Birding

5/16 - Grape Hammock and Lake Kissimmee State Park

6/13, 7/11, 8/8 - Lettuce Lake Park—Beginning Birding

Junior Naturalists Classes

4/18 - "Bird Migration" at Ft. De Soto Park

5/16 - "Raptors - The Birds of Prey" at Cockroach Bay

6 / (TBD) - "Action for Planet Earth: Habitat" at (location TBD)

7/15 - "Mammals on the Wing - Live Bats" at Natures Classroom

Birdy News & Events

- Read about Ann Paul and Mark Rachal's work with hooked birds in these two articles: "Seabirds' lives on the (fishing) line" and "Light but lethal, stray fishing line takes toll on seabirds" (Tampa Bay Tribune/tampabay.com).

- Florida Breeding Bird Atlas Codes - A video that describes the codes you must use when reporting for the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas project.

- Learn about upcoming events at Circle B Bar Reserve. You can also sign-up for their e-newsletter.