The window for the 116th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) opens Dec. 14, 2015. This event is the longest running citizen science project in the United States. Data from the CBC helps scientists determine which bird populations are healthy and which ones are at risk.
The St. Lucie Audubon Society will be conducting its Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 19, 2015. There are 10 areas in the count circle that need teams to count birds. There is even an opportunity to get into the Ten Mile Creek Reservoir STA area this year! Please sign-up with Ed Bowes to help with this year’s count via email at email@example.com or by phone at 772-607-4028. Thank you.
Liz Dunleavy, President, St. Lucie Audubon Society
Birding in a Hart Beat is a compilation of SLAS field trip leader and columnist Hart Rufe's columns from the beginning to mid-2015. The 292-paste full-color large format (8.5x10.75 inches) book was produced at the request of his brother Bob as a birthday gift. It is edited by Mary Dodge.
Available directly from the publisher at this address: www.lulu.com/shop/hart-rufe/birding-in-a-hart-beat/hardcover/product-22376898.html. It is being offered at printing cost, which is about $66 plus shipping.
NEW! DECEMBER ISSUE, LAUGHING GULL newsletter (pdf)
SAVANNAS PRESERVE,HAWKS BLUFF trip report, Nov. 7, 2015
THANKS TO PHOTOGRAPHER AMY MARQUES for the photo of the Laughing Gull, so we finally have "our bird" in the website artwork.
NEW! ADAMS RANCH BREAKFAST, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2015. Watch for details.
MEETING, THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015, Margaret England, "Hendry-Glades Audubon Celebrating 10 years STA/6 Tours"
FIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, DEC. 5, Green Cay Nature Center Wakodahatchees Wetlands, Green Cay in Boynton Beach has over 100 acres of wetlands. This is a wonderful opportunity to photograph a variety of birds as they can be seen up close from the boardwalks. .