Halifax River Audubon
Halifax River Audubon A Florida Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Serving The Greater Daytona Beach Area

Halifax River Audubon

Welcome to Halifax River Audubon, the oldest and largest of the three Audubon chapters in Volusia County, Florida. We offer a variety of information and services to our members and the community at large.


HRA Bird-a-thon 2018 

the full scoop....

The Pelican, Our Monthly Electronic Newsletter: 

Click here to view our newsletter and our archives.

 Field Trips

Download a printable copy of the field trip schedule so that you can start planning. There are several outings that require reservations and have limited slots so they will be on a first come, first serve basis.

2017 - 2018 Field Trip Schedule


February Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018  

Mosquito Lagoon and the Halifax River

Dr. Hyun Jung "J" Cho will present an overview, current status and results of research projects of the Halifax River and Indian River Lagoon areas.   

Dr. Cho has a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology and an M.S. in Biology from the University of New Orleans. She has researched coastal environments, particularly coastal wetlands, aquatic plants and seagrass habitats in Louisiana, Mississippi, the Mobile Bay area and along the FL Atlantic coast for 20 years.

Current research projects she and her team are working on include assessment of living shorelines along waterfront properties within the Mosquito Lagoon watershed; treatment wetlands for management of urban driven storm water into the Halifax River; public education to enhance environmental awareness; and GIS analysis of runoff-driven, non-point source pollution potential within the Indian River Lagoon watershed. 

She is the author of numerous scientific publications and is currently a Professor of Integrated Environmental Science at Bethune-Cookman University.

The meeting is February 26th, 2018 at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Shearwaters and Northern Fulmars.....

The Seawatch at Tom Renick Park in Ormond Beach is going strong. Harry Robinson is compiling an impressive record of the birds that are seen from this beachside park, both from landside and over the ocean. These reports are available on our website. Harry welcomes company while observing. Bring your scope to follow along as the birds can move very fast. It's like a pelagic trip without the swells.

In addition to Ormond Beach, Harry has joined with Kim Ramos and Sam Krah on Tuesday afternoons at Dunlawton Bridge. Together they have compiled their observations into a concise spreadsheet that is available now on the website. They have been meeting at 4PM, but may "Fall Back" to 3PM with the time change.

As always, the complete series of reports for the Lake Apopka Restoration area and for Audubon Park are archived here on the website.

Seawatch Reports

Dunlawton Bridge Numbers

About Harry Robinson


Other News:

Plants For Birds 
We had a great turn out for our January meeting where Tod Winston, the Director of the Plants for Birds program at National Audubon spoke. For more information about Audubon's native plant initiative, please check their website for details. In addition to the great information on the site, you can generate a list of plants that are specific to our area.

FL SUN is now Solar United Neighbors of Florida

If you have been interested in transitioning to solar power, but were concerned about the process and the cost, Solar United Neighbors of Florida can help you. This organization has the answers and a unique strategy to leverage buying power to get the best price - co-operative purchasing. Check here for more info. Be sure to go to the Volusia County link for specific information for your area.

See an Injured Bird?

Mary Keller
Rehab Center at Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet

Gina Holt

Marine Discovery Center
North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach

Jackie Anthony
Wildlife Rehabilitation of Daytona Beach, Inc.


Upcoming Events

2/22/2018 at 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dunlawton Bridge

2/24/2018 at 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2018 Halifax River Audubon Bird-a-thon

2/26/2018 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Halifax River Audubon Monthly Meeting

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