Welcome to the website for 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.
It’s Spring Birding season. This is the time that we have the opportunity to see some of the migrants that pass through Central Florida on their way to northern nesting grounds. The local birds have begun nesting and are actively proclaiming territory and providing for their young. Large birds “light up” with breeding colors and plumages. It’s a great time to be outside.Wish you had hours and days to watch the show? Like so many, you may not have that kind of time. So…how about joining Halifax River Audubon for leisurely morning walks at our local parks to see what we can find? This is a great opportunity to see a variety of birds in a familiar setting without making that all day commitment. You may be surprised at what we can find.
The walks are open to all. There will be knowledgable guides to help you identify what we are seeing. If you are new to bird watching, come along. These will be a very informal walks with lots of time to ask questions and get tips from Audubon members. It’s a great way to kick start a life time hobby.
The first outings are listed below. Walks begin at 8AM and will end around 10AM. Bring binoculars!
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Bushman Park, 4575 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Ormond Central Park (Fleming Avenue entrance to second parking lot past basketball hoops)
Sunday, April 3, 2016 Bushman Park, 4575 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 Ormond Central Park (Fleming Avenue entrance to second parking lot past basketball hoops)
Monday, April 18th, Regular Meeting: Julie Wraithmell, Director of Wildlife Conservation, Audubon Florida: Coastal Stewardship. Birds like Wilson's Plovers, Least Terns and others need our help. Julie’s presentation will highlight the need for volunteers to monitor nesting shorebird colonies and how chapter members can play a vital part in the survival of these at risk species.
This promises to be a fascinating program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Avenue, Holly Hill. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. A brief business meeting follows.
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