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.

The Pelican, Newsletter of Halifax River Audubon: 

Click here to view our newsletter and our archives.


The Advocate

The Advocate is Audubon Florida's monthly newsletter featuring up-to-the-minute developments in environmental issues.‚Äč Read previous editions below and sign up to receive the Advocate for yourself.


 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


March Meeting

Monday, March 19, 2018  

The Oceans Are Changing. How Do We Keep Up?

Join us for a discussion on this topic by our guest speaker, Cameron Jaggard. Mr. Jaggard is a Principal Associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts, U.S. Oceans, Southeast Team. During his more than eight years with Pew, Cameron has worked on a variety of campaigns to reduce bycatch in the U.S. pelagic longline fishery, protect forage fish, and otherwise advance an ecosystem-based approach to fishery management. He has degrees from both Rollins College and Florida Atlantic University and his talk promises to be informative and entertaining. 

The meeting is March 19th, 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

3/19/2018 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Halifax River Audubon Monthly Meeting

3/21/2018 at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Morning Bird Walk

3/22/2018 at 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Ocala National Forest

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