We suspended our face to face events in March. 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. In the next several days you will see a lot of additions to this website. Please check often to see what is in the works... and contact us if you have any concerns or questions.
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.
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
Halifax 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.