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.
Coming out October 2019, a new study from National Audubon Society scientists builds on Audubon’s 2014 Birds and Climate Change Report that revealed climate change is the number one threat to birds. Audubon’s scientists continued to closely analyze this relationship using the latest climate science research methods and modeling, while significantly expanding their pool of data sources and bird records to capture a deeper, more extensive analysis of the effects of climate change on North American bird species. The latest report shows that North American birds are more vulnerable than ever from rising temperatures and climate-related events like sea level rise, droughts, fires, and extreme weather. The good news is that our science also shows that if we take action now we can improve the chances for the majority of species at risk from climate change. Our birds are telling us that it’s time to act now.
A vote will be held at this month's meeting to accept the revisions to our chapter's by-laws. A copy of the new document is available here for your review. Changes have focused on streamlining the organization and adding flexibility to our structure.
The schedule and location have been set for this Fall's Birding class. The Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center will be the location for the Tuesday evening classes. A Saturday field trip will follow each class with destinations to be determined. Class size is limited, so apply early. Come for one week , or come for all three and save.
Plants For Birds - For more information about Audubon's native plant initiative, please check the link below for details. In addition to the great information on the site, you can generate a list of plants that are specific to our area.
Audubon Adventures - Learn about this elementary school program in Volusia County and see how you can help
Cuba Coloring Book Project - Learn about this exciting endeavor and buy a book or two
Seawatch Reports and more - Record of the observations at Tom Rennick Park in Ormond Beach by Harry Robinson
Dunlawton Bridge Numbers -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.
Birding Away From Home - a list of upcoming events both near and far
Learn Why the Indian River Lagoon Matters from Dr. Duane De FreeseHalifax River Audubon has chosen the IRL as a strategic priority. To kick off our new year, we invited Duane De Freese, Ph.D., Executive Director of the IRL Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program to speak on the issues and plans to restore this vital resource. His presentation is available on our web site.
Rehab Center at Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet
Marine Discovery Center
North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach
Wildlife Rehabilitation of Daytona Beach, Inc.
10/18/2019 at 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Marl Bed Flats
10/21/2019 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Halifax River Audubon Monthly Meeting
10/29/2019 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bird Watching 101