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Join Orange Audubon Society (OAS) to hear all about Project Puffin on September 2nd at 7 p.m. on OAS' Bird Chat. Our presenter will be our friend Brian Cammarano who has spent the summer working in Maine as part of this project.
The National Audubon Society started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. Today, Project Puffin refers to the active seabird restoration programs for puffins and other Maine seabirds as well as many public education programs.
In Maine and beyond, Project Puffin is also known as Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program as it actively works to share restoration methods to benefit rare and endangered seabirds worldwide while building a culture of seabird conservation and appreciation. Project Puffin has a year round staff of seven which increases to about fifty during the seabird breeding season in spring and summer, including interns and volunteers.
Project Puffin is based in Ithaca, NY at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, Bremen on mid-coast Maine. It is part of the Science Division of the National Audubon Society.
To receive the Zoom link and be able to ask questions LIVE, click on this link https://bit.ly/2GnFfh1 to register.
After registering once, you will be sent the link for each program. Register by 6 p.m. to receive the link in time. Otherwise you can view the program a few days after on OAS' YouTube channel. Check out all our past programs there. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCobGWrdfg4EpU1FOOM4Gh7A
Orange Audubon Society’s bird surveys at Wekiwa Springs State Park welcome new birders. All you need to be willing to do is hike a few miles and listen for bird sounds and watch for movement. Wekiwa has an impressive diversity of habitats that makes for a diversity of birds. In the well-burned sandhill habitat, in particular, it has been easy to find Bachman’s Sparrows, Brown-headed Nuthatches, and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Covid precautions: Advance registration required. Limited numbers of participants. We will practice social distancing. Please bring a mask to use when social distancing is not possible.
The surveys are generally held on the first or second Saturday of the month and we will be starting at 7:30 a.m. If you would like to join us, please contact at [masked].
Note: the start location is NOT the main gate and you must contact Kathy and pre-register to get the location.
Would you like to improve your bird identification skills? Take Orange Audubon's Beginners’ Bird Watching Class starting October 9th 2021. It's three Saturday mornings, and if you have to miss one, you can make it up in the winter series.
All sessions are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. An “outdoor” classroom session and mini-field trip is October 9th at Orlando Wetlands Park. On October 16 and 23rd field sessions are at Mead Gardens and the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, respectively.
The class is limited to 12 students and registration is required.
Total cost for all three sessions is $40 for Audubon members, $55 for non-members and $10 for children through age 12 with a registered adult. Non-members can join when registering. New memberships are paid directly to OAS, as instructed when you register.
To register email Teresa at [masked]
Backyard Biodiversity day is a FREE event to promote Plant, Animal, Reptile and Insect diversity into the Florida home landscape.
Knowledgeable professionals, City organizations, Non-Profits and a few vendors come together to inform and support the public that is creating Biodiversity in their neighborhoods!
This event is a must-go for all avid gardeners! Come enjoy cooler weather, a bite to eat, live music, plant workshops, and wide range of fall blooming plants available for sale.
Backyard Biodiversity Day is sponsored by Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society with Orange Audubon Society and Mead Botanical Gardens. This will be our 7th Annual festival that continues to be popular with residents across the Greater Orlando Area.