All AAS Program Meetings are open to the general public.
Tuesday, January 12: NOTE NEW LOCATION: Prairie Creek Lodge (7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville FL 32641) 6:00 social time 6:30 program, Imperiled Birds of Central Florida.
Presented by Gina and Adam Kent of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute, Alachua Audubon Society and Florida Ornithological Society. Central Florida is one of the best places in the US to find rare birds! Come join us to learn about some of these fascinating rare and imperiled species that can be found within a few hours’ drive of Gainesville. Why are there so many rare birds in Florida? What is the difference between a rare and an imperiled species? In addition to a half dozen federally Threatened and Endangered species, we’ll also talk about birds listed as imperiled by other agencies and organizations. We’ll discuss factors that contribute to the scarcity of these birds, what’s being done to protect them now, and top it off with some conservations success stories. Come learn what you can do to help!