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Tampa Audubon 'Double Winner' at 2014 Audubon Assembly

Tampa Audubon member Cheryl Mertz wins coveted 2014 Citizen Scientist Volunteer of the Year for Audubon Florida - and - Tampa Audubon recognized for "Best Chapter Conservation Project."... read more

There will be no General Meeting in January. Tampa Audubon wishes you a "Very Happy New Year!"

Come participate with us in the 2015 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) ! ! !

Christmas Bird Count

The 115th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place Dec 14, 2014 to January 5, 2015 (the dates for the 2 CBCs in Hillsborough County are 12/14 and 1/3 - see details here). In all, Florida has 61 counts, from the Dry Tortugas to Pensacola! The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends. Tens of thousands of participants know that it is also a lot of fun. Data from the over 2,300 circles are entered after the count and become available to query under the Data & Research link. For more information on the history of the CBC, visit the Audubon website here.

At our February 5th General Meeting, come hear Rich Crete talk about the "Backyard Birding & Great Backyard Bird Count."

Save Hooked Birds!

Click here to download our new brochure that outlines the perils our shorebirds and waders are in from fishing line and hooks, and what you can do!

- Link to video of Osprey rescue

Join a Field Trip!

12/20 - Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk County

12/27 - Birds 'n Brunch at Al Lopez Park

1/3 - Tampa Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Follow this link for the group leader's contact info.

1/10 - Lettuce Lake Park—Beginning Birding

1/11 - USF Duck Ponds

1/17 - Twin Lakes Subdivision

1/31 - 2/1 - Merritt Island/Orlando & Viera Wetlands


Birdy News & Events

- Read about Ann Paul and Mark Rachal's work with hooked birds in these two articles: "Seabirds' lives on the (fishing) line" and "Light but lethal, stray fishing line takes toll on seabirds" (Tampa Bay Tribune/tampabay.com).

- Florida Breeding Bird Atlas Codes - A video that describes the codes you must use when reporting for the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas project.

- Learn about upcoming events at Circle B Bar Reserve. You can also sign-up for their e-newsletter.