What we're about

Halifax River Audubon serves the northeast section of Volusia County. As a chapter of Audubon, we conduct meetings, events and classes throughout the year focusing on birds and the environment.

Our most popular activities are our field trips. We may go to a local park or travel to a nearby refuge and sometimes roam a little further. We may walk or hop on a boat or drive refuge roads. All outings are different and we offer trips at varying activity levels. We welcome bird watchers and nature lovers of all skill levels.

On the field trips we will comply with Covid-19 protocols. We will focus on small groups meeting at the venue and will walk or drive keeping in mind social distancing.

We welcome nature lovers of all ages, families, students, folks who want to explore Central Florida and our neighborhoods. We are looking for folks who enjoy spending time outdoors and learning and sharing the world of birds. For more information, please check our web site:


Upcoming events (4)

Bird Rambles in Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center

A leisurely stroll through Central Park in Ormond Beach searching for the birds that winter in the park. Please bring binoculars if you have them and be prepared for the weather and walking. We will meet in front of the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center in the parking lot.

Our emphasis for this walk will be a little different. We will be making an inventory of all of the birds that we see in anticipation of The Great Backyard Bird Count taking place on February 18 in the park. All sightings will be posted in eBird as a practice run for the big day. See listing for this event.

Tosahatchee WMA

1771 Dunlawton Ave

A makeup session:
With its location on the St. Johns River and the variety of wetlands and uplands, Tosohatchee is on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail and offers outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities. We will drive Power Line Road that runs east and west, ending at the St. Johns River. This raised roadbed passes through sand cordgrass marshes and provides excellent views. Vultures perch on the powerline stanchions, while herons, egrets, ibises, limpkins and wood storks regularly congregate in ditches and wetlands. Raptors such as bald eagles, ospreys, red-shouldered hawks, owls and kestrels, nest and hunt here. Rails, ducks and purple gallinules frequent the marsh surrounding the St. Johns River. If the road is in good condition, we will travel through flatwoods portion of WMA for woodland species
Bring water, snacks and lunch. We will picnic by at at a pavilion by a small lake on the property
Bug spray, sunscreen and hat are recommended. There will be limited walking at each stop. Roads are sandy and sometimes bumpy. We will meet by the Target in Port Orange - see map.

Leader: David Hartgrove

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center

Join Halifax River Audubon and The Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center for a four day of bird watching , games, prizes, crafts and more in Central Park in Ormond Beach. The headquarters for the event will be at the beautiful nature center with plenty of activities to entertain the whole family. From that point you can strike out on your own or with a guide and walk along the park trails to viewing stations where you can get up-close views of some great feathered residents of the park. The day will start with a serious bird walk before the event at 7:30 to officially count the birds in the park. The public is welcome to attend this walk. After that, guided walks will continue through the day and the activities at the nature center kick into full gear. Please Join us!

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T M Goodwin Marsh

1771 Dunlawton Ave

This broad expanse of impoundments and open marshes attracts wintering, migrating and resident waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. It is a premiere waterfowl hunting area and an ideal location for fishing, wildlife viewing and other outdoor recreation. The location is approximately 2 hours from our departure point. We will spend the morning driving through the property and stopping at "good" spots to scope for birds. There will be some walking along the roads. We will meet in Port Orange to travel to the venue.
Leader: David Hartgrove
Bring water, snacks, sun protection and especially a spotting scope if you have one.
Meet to caravan at the Target Parking Lot in Port Orange

Past events (82)

Bird Rambles in Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center