What we’re about
This group is operated by Duval Audubon Society Inc. 1/19/2023.
Duval Audubon Society was founded in 1939 and is one of 44 chapters of Florida Audubon and a member of National Audubon. We currently have about 1,250 members in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties and are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
You do not need to be a member of Audubon to participate in any of our activities. However, if you are not already an Audubon member, you can join our chapter for an initial donation of $20 to support our activities and projects, and receive the Audubon Magazine. If you wish to become a member of our chapter (and Audubon), please visit our membership page.
Our Mission: connecting people with nature, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife. We have a primary focus on the preservation of a diversity of species and habitats through education, conservation, environmental leadership, and community involvement.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- OPEN HOUSE at Crosby SanctuaryCrosby Sanctuary, Orange Park, FL
CONTACT: Pete Johnson (904-536-4806)
Our Crosby Sanctuary conservation property in Orange Park is a perfect place to get some outdoor time on your own in a beautiful natural setting.
Therefore, we are opening up Crosby Sanctuary to the public from 8 am until noon on the fourth Saturday of every month (except June, July, August, and December), so you can enjoy this beautiful place. The gates will be open and you can explore the preserve on your own until we close the gates at 12 noon. There are approximately 2.5 miles of hiking trails through the preserve, and walking the full trails will take about 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on your walking speed.
No group activities will be offered during the Open House - it's just an opportunity for folks to enjoy nature in our favorite place.
IMPORTANT: Please wear close-toed shoes or boots (for your safety, NO SANDALS OR FLIP-FLOPS, please), and bring your own water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat if desired.
Duval Audubon Society's Crosby Sanctuary conservation property is 510 acres of swamp and oak hammock located in the heart of Clay County. 150 species of birds have been recorded on the eBird list at the preserve (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489156).
You can access a printable trail map of the preserve at this link: http://duvalaudubon.org/images/DASimages/Crosby_Trail_Map_2020.pdf
Location: The entrance to Crosby is at 427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park, Florida. No fee.
- Field Trip: Harris Neck National Wildlife RefugeHarris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Townsend, GA
Leader: Laura Johannsen
Harris Neck NWR provides premier nesting, foraging, and wintering habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including nearly 350 species of birds. Signature species include threatened wood storks, which nest in a large colony on Woody Pond, and the colorful and uncommon painted bunting.
Bring your binoculars, insect repellent, sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water.
- Woodstork FestivalCrooked River State Park, St Marys, GA
Come join Duval Audubon as we support Camden County Audubon's Woodstork Festival, complete with a raptor show, hiking and kayaking opportunities, and fun family-friendly events and programs. Bring your children and family to Crooked River State Park as we enjoy good birds and adventure exploring the park.
A $5.00 parking pass is required for this early morning to late evening event. Consult the festival's detailed agenda for more information.
The festival name is a play on "Woodstock," so please feel free to dress the part and share the spirit! Birding is for Everyone!