Protecting our natural resources through educated, concerned citizens.
A new training session will be starting in May by Audubon Florida for program Jay Watch. Follow the link below for more information.
Follow this link for information on Window Strikes and read about methods used to help prevent bird from colliding with windows.
On January 13, 2018, several AAS members (Bob Simons, Michael Brock, Eric and Sherry Amundson, Johnathan Varol, and Debbie Segal) joined members of the Four Rivers Audubon to install six bluebird boxes, one kestrel box, and Purple Martin nest gourds at the Lake City Treatment Wetlands. It was a very cold morning but the camaraderie, scenery, abundance of birds, and satisfaction of contributing to bird conservation helped to distract us from thinking about our numb body parts.
From The Gainesville Sun:
Read about the “first solar sanctuary“ from a partnership between FP&L and Audubon Florida. We would like to thank Bob Simons for his knowledge and expertise in this endeavor.
Here are some Important Bird Areas located within Alachua County: Alachua Lakes, Goethe State Forest (Watermelon Pond) a Global priority, Kanapaha Prairie a Continental priority, Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, San Felasco Hammock Preserve SP
Follow the links for more information on these organizations:
- Alachua Conservation Trust
- Nature Conservancy
- Florida Springs Institute
- American Bird Conservancy (ABC) – Alachua Audubon Society supports the American Bird Conservancy’s campaign, Cats Indoors!
- Ducks Unlimited
- U.S. Fish and Wildife Service Endangered Species Program
- Partners in Flight – Conserving Landbirds in the Americas
Follow the links for more information about these Audubon programs:
Creating Bird-friendly Communities is about taking personal conservation action to improve the environmental health and habitat quality of our yards and neighborhoods. Together, our actions can have a substantial effect.
Plants for Birds is a program to help you get started in contributing to the welfare of local birds. Our backyards are our private spaces, but also part of a larger landscape we share with our wild neighbors. With the right tools and information, we can do simple things to create a healthier place to live for birds, plants, and other wildlife.
Look into Audubon’s Native Plant database for a list of plants in your area that birds will love.