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Halifax River Audubon in this new environment: Many of our members turned to the birds and nature for escape and comfort during our forced isolation. We shared stories and observations focusing on those things we love. We found new books, learned from the internet, delved into the wonder of our own backyard. We got to know our neighbors. We shared our discoveries with them and answered their questions. We slowed down a little. We adjusted our priorities. But we never stopped focusing on the birds. We are cautiously returning to a full schedule of activities. We will adhere to best practice recommendations for all of our events. The way we conduct meetings and field trips will change for the near future.
For the last couple of years we have partnered with the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center (OBEDC) and conducted a fun event with games and prizes and guided walks and opportunities to get up close to birds in Central Park. This year presented challenges and the park event was canceled...but we found ways to participate and get the community involved. The focus of the event is in its name - Backyard. We offered lots of suggestions on how to count and identify birds and we even listed 10 great reasons to start birding. The official count ran February 12 - 15, 2021. Check here for more information on our partnership with the OBEDC, view the videos and check the results.
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
Pájaros Sin Fronteras (Borderless Birds) - Megan Martin, Carlos Correa Encarnacion and Jake Dudley have reached their project funding goal for the documentary that will compare and contrast birds and the birding community in Central Florida and Puerto Rico. Both areas present challenges to avian survival from natural disasters to rampant development. Yet, birding survives and thrives, creating an economic boost that can be felt in both areas. Follow their journey.