Established in the 1940s, the Tampa Audubon Society serves the greater Tampa Bay area and its suburbs, from Citrus Park Brandon, Odessa, Riverview and Seffner. We are an active chapter whose mission is to conserve and restore our ecosystems, focusing on birds, wildlife, and their habitats, through education, advocacy, and community involvement.
Each month, we hold a members meeting with an invited speaker. In-person meetings include show and tell with the Photo Club and a potluck dinner, followed by the guest speaker's presentation. During COVID, meetings have been held online -- view past meetings or see the schedule of upcoming speakers here.
Each month, we send out a newsletter to our membership via email. The current month's issue can be found here, as well as past issues and how to subscribe to future issues. Keep up to date with our meeting schedule, special events, breaking conservation issues, our accomplishments, and our future direction.
Local Field Trips
Join us as we explore the great outdoors! Our field trips are open to the public. Approx. length and duration of trip (i.e., half day, all day, 1 mile, 6 miles, etc), degree of difficulty and any special items you should bring will be listed. The monthly walk in Lettuce Lake Park on the second Saturday of each month is a great introduction for beginning birders.
Whether you are birding locally or around the world, wondering what to do about an injured or banded bird you've found, or wanting to create and enhance habitat for birds, we have some really handy resources for you!
Global Group Tours
Each year, we plan a group trip somewhere out of our local area -- this can be out of state, or even out of the country! Space is limited, and trips fill up quickly. In 2021, we are going to Belize, and in 2022, we are cruising the Caribbean. Interested in gallivanting with us? Click the link below.
TAS is dedicated to a few central causes which we believe are crucial in helping us achieve our goals. As a growing movement, we divide our time and efforts so that we can truly invest in each cause. Read on to learn more:
Burrowing owls are a threatened species. Once plentiful, they are now all but gone in Florida. Look for them on the ground or short fenceposts in open areas like pastures, golf courses, sports fields and lawns. TAS initiatives include building artificial burrows, erecting signage to protect sensitive areas and existing burrows, monitoring active burrows.
Reel them in, don't cut the line! One of our special projects at the Tampa Audubon Society is helping and preventing hooked birds. Due to the abundance of coastal environments and other fishing habitat, hooked birds are a common sight. To learn more, click the link below.
TAS Member Mary Miller leads efforts to monitor and protect bluebird nests in the Tampa area, and publishes a weekly blog update during nesting season. If you are interested in learning more about how we help bluebirds, click here.