The birding season in Florida is defined by seasonal conditions. It accelerates with the arrival of a wonderful migratory species …the Snow Bird. Our scheduled events are designed to coincide with their Florida nesting period. Their enthusiasm is contagious, adding momentum to the success of the Society’s planned programs and activities.
Those of us who are non-migratory look forward to the annual arrival of our snowbird friends and members, as it heralds the renewal of dedication to the goals of our Audubon Society. We are glad they have once again come home to “roost."
One needs only to glance at the schedule of events listed in this issue to appreciate the diversity of activities we undertake. It’s fair to say there is something there for everybody, so avail yourself of the opportunity to participate.
If you were able to attend our January Meeting you gained insight about our Breakfast & Tour of the Adams Ranch. The date is set for February 6, 2016 and the cost is $25. A variety of birds that inhabit “Old Florida” will be observed in an environment that is largely unchanged from its original native state. So make your reservation now!
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 SLAS webmaster 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.
FEBRUARY ISSUE, LAUGHING GULL newsletter (pdf)
TRIP REPORT, MERRITT ISLAND, Jan. 9, 2016
THANKS TO PHOTOGRAPHER AMY MARQUES for the photo of the Laughing Gull, so we finally have "our bird" in the website artwork.
DATE CHANGE FIELD TRIP TO FORT DRUM MARSH, now Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016
NEW! FIELD TRIP, GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER AND WAKODAHATCHEE WETLANDS. (Boynton Beach) Saturday, March 5, 2016.
NEW! MEETING, March 3, 2016, World Class birder Sandy Komito returns, "Adventures in Attu"