Halifax River Audubon
Halifax River Audubon A Florida Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Serving The Greater Daytona Beach Area

Those Wonderful Warblers Afternoon Program

9/30/2023 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Event Description



IMPORTANT! This is expected to be a popular program, so reservations for those planning to attend in person, especially for the afternoon program, are recommended. Please call the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center at (386) 615-7081 to reserve your spot.

Tiny, beautiful. ephemeral, frustrating…the group of birds known as the American Wood warblers have challenged bird watchers since the eighteenth century. Often difficult to identify and categorize, recent advances in genetic science are finally answering many of the questions that puzzled ornithologists. From the odd choice of the common name for this family to establishing the definition of what makes a warbler a warbler, the history of the human relationship with this group is almost as fascinating as the birds themselves.

Our first program for the 2023-2024 will dive into the world of the warblers and the people who first noticed, described and studied these wonderful creatures. Joan Tague will be our presenter. During her first season as a “birder” in 1988 she was captivated by a fallout of these previously unimagined sprites along the shores of Lake Erie. She never looked back. It’s a narrative repeated by thousands of fellow birders.

New this year, our meeting day, time and place with diverge from our club’s historical historical schedule. We will celebrate warblers on Saturday, September 30, 2023 with 2 separate events. Beginning at 8AM, a walk through Central Park in Ormond Beach will leave from the Environmental Discovery Center at 601 Division Avenue in Ormond Beach. (See the previous listing in the calendar) Art 2PM, we will enjoy a classroom presentation inside the EDC. The talk will be a”hybrid” presented both live and virtually via ZOOM. It will also be recorded and posted online for those that cannot make the event on Saturday. Details may changes check back on this page website as the date approaches.

The Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 309 672 3231
Passcode: 747758


Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center
601 Division Avenue
Ormond Beach FL 32174