Established in the 1940s and incorporated in 1972, we are an active chapter that serves the greater Tampa Bay and Brandon areas and its suburbs. Our mission is to conserve and restore our ecosystems, focusing on birds, wildlife, and their habitats, through education, advocacy, and community involvement.
Favorite Birding Sites
Se7en Wetlands is a 1600-acre wilderness park in Mulberry accessible from Loyce E Harpe Park at 500 W Carter Rd. The wetlands are made up of seven cells of water that treats wastewater from the city of Lakeland and Lakeland Electric. The water meanders through seven retention areas, cleaning the water before it is discharged to the Alafia River or used as cooling water at Tampa Electric Co.’s Polk Power Station. The landscape drops 80 feet incrementally from holding area No. 1, adjacent to Eaglebrook golf course, to holding area No. 7, close to State Road 60. In a late morning visit, Tampa Audubon members identified 27 species including a Spotted Sandpiper, Bald Eagle and a Black-crowned Night Heron.
Se7en Wetlands has 8.5 miles of trails currently open and another 12 miles to be added soon. School visits can be made with advance coord