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
- 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!
- Nature Walk and Work Day: Crosby SanctuaryCrosby Sanctuary, Orange Park, FL
Contact: Pete Johnson (904-536-4806)
427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park FL
Duval Audubon Society's Crosby Sanctuary conservation property is over 500 acres of swamp and oak hammock located in the heart of Clay County. Over 140 species of birds have been recorded on the eBird list at this park (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489156).
Duval Audubon resumes our monthly guided nature walks through the sanctuary from 8:00 am to 9:30 am on the third Saturday of every month (excluding the months of June, July, August, and December). Please wear close-toed shoes or boots (for your safety, no sandals or flip-flops, please), and bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat if desired.
For those who are willing and able, after the nature walk there is a work day until 12 pm to help maintain the preserve and keep it free of invasive plants and trash. If you are staying for the work day, please also bring work gloves, loppers, scissor-style hedge clippers, or any other trail maintenance type tools if you have them.
Masks are not mandatory per the new CDC guidelines, but for the safety of all participants and volunteers, social distancing will be required during the entire event (both the nature walk and the work day). Please, no sharing of binoculars or scopes.
- Program: What's That Wading Bird?Link visible for attendees
Speaker: James Stevenson, Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center.
What's That Wading Bird? Is it an Egret or a Heron? Florida is home to many beautiful wading birds. James will share helpful tips for telling them all apart. Also learn the crucial role these beautiful birds play in Florida's ecosystems. Recommended for adults and youth over 12.
***Please note: You must register for this program via Zoom link***
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Or register here to join us for this program on March 18th!